Listening Sessions and Happy Hour

Dear Colleagues, Just a reminder that this week we will be hosting listening sessions with faculty to discuss priorities for this year’s round of bargaining and other issues impacting working conditions for faculty here at FIU. If you can make time to attend one of these sessions, we would greatly value your input! The dates, times, and locations of the listening sessions are as follows: Tuesday January 17th 12-1pm & 4-5pm on Zoom (12pm Zoom… Continue reading

Chapter Meeting Agenda 10/21/2022

UFF-FIU Chapter Meeting Agenda October 21, 2022 Virtual Meeting 1:00-3:00pm Approval of Minutes from Spring 2022 meeting Approval of Agenda Committee Reports: Treasurer’s Report: Marc Weinstein update on expenditures; questions or concerns Bargaining Report: Eric Scarffe Bargaining team; Bargaining committee; update on re-openers; bargaining schedule/attendance at bargaining Grievance Report: Eric Dwyer Membership Report: Katie Rainwater President’s Report: Martha Meyer Old Business New Business Good of the Chapter/Member Voices Adjournment Continue reading

Update from the UFF President – Fall 2022

Dear Colleagues, I wanted to take a minute to check in and fill you in on a few things. I do hope that your mid-semester is providing you with an opportunity to catch your breath before the second half of the semester. I also hope that you and yours are in good health and good spirits despite the multiple crises we continue to face. The UFF-FIU leadership is committed to maintaining safe working conditions for you. Please continue… Continue reading

Bargaining Sessions – 2023 Reopeners

The bargaining teams for UFF-FIU and the FIU Administration will hold bargaining sessions every other week during the Fall and Spring terms to discuss reopeners for 2023, the final year of our three-year contract. They will be held remotely via Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided upon request to the bargaining team. The meetings are open for those who wish to view them, but only the bargaining teams will be recognized for discussion. The… Continue reading

Teach-In For Academic Freedom

UFF-FIU is excited to present a Teach-In on Academic Freedom on Tuesday, October 25. This event will be both a discussion of academic freedom and an exercise in academic freedom. View the flyer on the UFF-FIU website. Speakers will include experts able to place HB-7’s current assault on academic freedom in larger political, historical, legal, and activist perspectives, empowering us with the knowledge we need to defend our work as scholars and teachers. They include:… Continue reading

Executive Summary of 2022-23 Reopeners

UFF-FIU and the FIU administration have concluded bargaining on reopeners for the 2022-2023 contract year. Negotiations began in the spring and concluded on August 31st, 2022. Join us for an informational Zoom meeting (Zoom Link), Monday, September 12, 1-2pm. Though numerous items were discussed at length in these months, three were ultimately closed: Article 11, Salaries Final agreement: 1.5% across-the-board increase to the base with $1500.00 minimum; one-time across-the-board inflation relief payment of $1500.00. Because… Continue reading