UFF-FIU Family Beach Party

Dear Faculty and Family Members, Our Sunday April 30 Tropical Park Picnic has been rescheduled. Our new Picnic will take place at Crandon Park (Key Biscayne), Ibis Shelter on Sunday, May 7 from 11 am to 5 pm. Please no pets, glass containers or Styrofoam. Please Join Us For A UFF-FIU Family Beach Party Welcoming new members and celebrating the end of the semester Sunday, May 7, 2023 – 11 am to 5 pm Crandon… Continue reading

Spring Chapter Meeting and Elections

At the Spring Chapter Meeting, Officers and Senators are elected for terms beginning on the first date of the Summer academic term. Only UFF-FIU dues-paying members are eligible to vote in Chapter Elections! Please join us and cast your ballot. April 7, 2023 12-2pm Food provided. BBC: AC1 274 MMC: RB 130 View the ballot If you are not a dues-paying member, sign up today.   Continue reading

Spring 2023 Chapter Election Ballot

United Faculty of Florida – Florida International University Spring 2023 Chapter Election Candidate list President Eric Scarffe Vice President Martha Meyer Vanessa Sohan Secretary Heather Blatt Treasurer Marc Weinstein UFF-FIU Senators (26 seats to be filled) Tigran Abrahamyan Nasar Ahmed Heather Blatt Thomas Breslin Umut Caglar Anne Castro Michelle Cumming Janna Fierst Camila Granados Cifuentes Sean Hermanson Jessica Heybach Alexander Kroll Tania Cepero López Emily Messina Martha Meyer David Park Julia Parker Katie Rainwater Maria… Continue reading

Post-Tenure Review Teach-In

The Florida State legislature is moving forward with HB 999/SB 266. Among other things, passage of this legislation will allow the Board of Trustees to launch a post-tenure review of any tenured faculty member at any time. An “unsatisfactory” on this review can lead to immediate dismissal. Only an independent faculty union can protect our rights. And this is where you can do something. Proposed Senate Bill 256 would require decertification of our faculty union… Continue reading

Teach-In: Future of Higher Education

As we head into the spring break, we want to take a moment to acknowledge how far we’ve come. In the past month we have signed up more new members, and have had countless conversations with all of you as we prepare to face whatever comes our way next. But we’re just getting started. On March 7th, we invite folks from across our campus to attend a teach-in on the future of Higher Education, Academic… Continue reading

Join Us In The Breezeway

Wednesday, February 22nd we will be tabling in the breezeway between 11am and 2pm. The threats we face as an institution and a union are multitudinal, but in all cases our best defence is to organise and stand together collectively. At the table, we will have delicious donuts, materials to make signs for the upcoming rally on Thursday, February 23rd (see flyer for more details), and members of our chapter council to hear your concerns… Continue reading

Solidity Hour At Chilli’s Patio

Dear Colleagues, Over the past few weeks we have seen emboldened politicians in Florida take aim squarely at the future of higher education in Florida. After successfully securing an injunction against HB-7 and delaying the approval of post-tenure review proposal by the Board of Governors, the past few weeks have borne new attacks on basic constitutional rights, including both academic freedom and the right to collective bargaining. We are asking members to join us for… Continue reading