Spring Chapter Meeting and Elections- April 3, 2024

UFF-FIU Chapter Elections for 2024-2025 will be held in person (only) at the Spring Chapter Meeting on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm in the Wertheim Conservatory, WC 130, at MMC Marine Science Reading Room, MSB 105, at BBC. As per the stipulations of applicable labor law, only UFF-FIU dues-paying members are eligible to vote and absentee and proxy voting are not allowed. For dues-paying members only In person attendance required… Continue reading

Voting Locations For 2022-23 Re-openers

On Wednesday and Thursday, the Faculty Union will host a vote for the ratification of the 2022-23 re-openers. Visit the Executive Summary Page for information about the re-openers. Join us for an informational Zoom meeting (Zoom Link), Monday, September 12, 1-2pm. Voting will be open on the following days and times. Wednesday, 9/14 from 10am-2pm Thursday, 9/15 from 10am-2pm These are the voting locations. MMC – at the bottom of the escalators on the first… Continue reading

Fall Chapter Meeting Minutes – 2021

UFF-FIU Chapter Meeting Agenda October 22, 2021: 10:00am-12:00pm WEAR RED Virtual Meeting  Approval of Minutes Motion to approve: Tom Breslin 2nd: Maria Reid Approval of Agenda Motion to approve: Lorna Veraldi 2nd: Maria Shpurik Legislative Affairs Update post-tenure review is on admin radar (mentioned by Provost); GA changes to post-tenure, no faculty oversight, attack on shared governance, further erosion of tenure; student success is included, beyond teaching, service and research, AAUP says GA tenure is… Continue reading

Spring Chapter Meeting Agenda – 2022

UFF-FIU Chapter Meeting Agenda March 9, 2022 Virtual Meeting Approval of Minutes from Fall 2021 meeting https://www.uff-fiu.net/wordpress/2022/03/09/fall-chapter-meeting-minutes-2021/ Approval of Agenda Committee Reports: Treasurer’s Report: Marc Weinstein update on expenditures; questions or concerns Bargaining Report: Charles Shields Bargaining team; Bargaining committee; update on re-openers; bargaining schedule/attendance at bargaining Legislative Affairs Update: Jim Burns Grievance Report: Eric Dwyer President’s Report: Martha Meyer Chapter Elections View Ballot Old Business New Business Good of the Chapter/Member Voices Adjournment Continue reading

2022 Spring Chapter Meeting & Elections Ballot

The spring Chapter Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 9th from 11 am-1 pm via Zoom. All faculty will be emailed a Zoom link and password to join the meeting, to their FIU email. If you are not currently receiving emails from UFF-FIU and you wish to attend, please check your spam folder and then contact webmaster@uff-fiu.org ASAP! Additionally, nominations for union leadership positions for 2022-23 have closed as of February 23rd. Below you… Continue reading

Chapter Meeting Agenda – Fall 2021

PDF Version with Links UFF-FIU Chapter Meeting Agenda October 22, 2021: 10:00am-12:00pm WEAR RED Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84572844877?pwd=WktTRjVPMitneHN2NmlNbWN2WFF6QT09 Meeting ID: 845 7284 4877 Passcode: 379851 Approval of Minutes Approval of Agenda Legislative Affairs Update Treasurer’s Report Bargaining Report Membership Report Grievance Report President’s Report UFF-FIU Listens – Member’s voices Old Business New Business Good of the Chapter Adjournment   Continue reading

Proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2021-2024

Fellow FIU faculty: Important Update: For the Self-supporting Summer Supplemental Assignments, it has been agreed that a scrivener error occurred in the language for the salary rate for the summer programs. The specification of the rate should have included the words “no less than”. The final wording of Article 13.2, item 3-b-i-i, should read: “These rates shall be set to no less than the fall/spring overload course equivalent for the individual program.” After more than… Continue reading

End-of-semester Newsletter from the President

Dear Colleagues, I am afraid this email may be a little lengthy, as it has been a while, and a million things have changed, and it’s the end of the semester and more things are changing, and I’m not exactly sure how many actual functioning brain cells are left in my head. I do want to say Congratulations on making it through day 389 of March 2020! It has been a long semester, a long year, and I know… Continue reading

Highlights from the Spring Chapter Meeting

Thank you for everyone who attended our Spring Chapter Meeting via Zoom and made their voice heard as members of the union! If you could not attend, you can find the meeting minutes here. Highlights: Legislative Affairs (Chair, Jim Burns) The 2021 Florida Legislative Session is well underway and anti-union bills are moving through committees and to the floor at a fast pace. We need all of the membership active in contacting their state Senators and… Continue reading