Spring MOU on Teaching/Research Evals, Tenure & Promotion, and Remote Teaching

As we continue to navigate the impacts of COVID-19 and act to minimize its disruption to our students and our own work, it is important that faculty rights established in the Collective Bargaining Agreement are not overlooked. With this in mind, the UFF-FIU bargaining team and the FIU Administration bargaining team have agreed to a second Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This MOU restates our previous agreement on instructional assignment, evaluations, and course ownership, and adds language on research evaluations and access to research spaces, as… Continue reading

2020 CBA Amendments Ratification Vote

Under the remote-work order, UFF-FIU will proceed with an online ratification vote to be held the following week from Wednesday, April 29th to Friday, May 1st. Please review the summary of changes: Summary of 2020 Tentative BOT-UFF Agreement. The Bargaining Team is still discussing the best tool for voting to ensure the ratification process is easily accessible and secure. Please look for an email next week with more detailed voting instructions! Continue reading

Summary of 2020 Tentative BOT-UFF Agreement

Based upon our bargaining sessions during Spring 2020, the FIU Administration and the United Faculty of Florida-FIU have reached a tentative agreement on the following re-openers of the 2018-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Both parties will move forward with scheduling ratification votes of the following items. The articles and policies have been placed in the order they appear in the CBA, with the detailed language changes following the bullet-point summary. All additions are in blue while… Continue reading

Remote Work Agreement

On March 25th faculty received an email from Human Resources indicating that faculty must complete the Telework agreement. UFF-FIU believed that agreement did not accurately or reasonably reflect terms and conditions suitable for faculty during this temporary period of remote work, and we immediately began working with the Provost’s Office to create a more suitable policy that meets statutory requirements. Moving forward, we do want you to sign the agreement (you can access it through the… Continue reading

UFF-FIU FIU-BOT Memorandum of Understanding

Dear faculty, During this difficult and extraordinary period, when we are feeling the impacts of COVID-19 and acting to minimize its disruption to our students and our own work, it is important that faculty rights established in the Collective Bargaining Agreement are not overlooked. With this in mind, the UFF-FIU bargaining team and the FIU Administration bargaining team have agreed to the following Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to minimize the effects of decisions made such… Continue reading

Scrivener Error Correction for 2018-21 Contract

The contract for 2018-21 had a scrivener error that has been corrected. Section 6.B.vi of the phased retirement program has been corrected to read: vi. Re-employment Period. The period of re-employment obligation shall extend over five (5) consecutive academic years, beginning with the first day of classes of the Fall or Spring semester next following the effective date of retirement and the fulfillment of the six (6) month retirement validation period described in Paragraph 6(B)(iii),… Continue reading

Ratification results

On Wednesday, September 4th and Thursday, September 5th, 2019 FIU faculty successfully voted to ratify the salary agreement reached between the UFF-FIU and FIU administration bargaining teams. The official result of the ratification vote was 138 “Yes” votes to 5 “No” votes. The University Board of Trustees (BOT) was set to vote on the agreement during their September 5th meeting. However, this meeting was cancelled earlier in the week due to the impacts of Hurricane… Continue reading

2019-20 & 2020-21 Salary Agreement

In a process that began on February 5, FIU’s administration and the UFF-FIU bargaining team agreed last Thursday (August 15th) to a new salary schedule. In summary, the salary raise schedule to be voted upon is as follows: 2019-2020 For faulty employed prior to January 7, 2019 and were continuously employed through August 13, 1% raise to your base salary; the minimum base salary raise shall be $750. 1% one-time bonus; the minimum bonus shall… Continue reading

Summary of Contract Changes for 2018-21

  Proposed Language Changes Proposed changes to the 2018-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement are listed below in color—either as additions or deletions. Page numbers are to the 2015-2018 CBA , and given new additions/deletions, they may change in the future. ARTICLE 11 SALARIES 2015-2018 CBA, p. 27 (a) 2015-2016 2018-2019 Salary Retention Increase. Effective on January 16, 2016 upon the faculty contract date for academic year 2018-2019, all eligible employees who were employed prior to July 1, 2015… Continue reading

CBA Changes – 2017

CHANGES TO 2015-2018 CBA AS PER FIU-UFF AGREEMENT FROM 2/22/17 Proposed changes to the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement are listed below in red color—either as additions (underlined) or deletions (strikethrough). Page numbers (in blue) ,referenced in parentheses, are to the current 2015-2018 CBA , and given new additions/deletions, they may change in the future. Article 3 UFF CHAPTER PRIVILEGES 3.4 (g) Released time shall be used for conducting UFF Chapter business at the University or… Continue reading