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Executive Council Meeting

The Executive Committee shall meet at least once per month, or whenever called by the President or by a majority of the committee, to carry out the regular business of the chapter. The voting membership of the Executive Committee shall include the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, the chairpersons of the standing committees, and the immediate past chapter President.

  • February 6, 2023 from 10am to 12pm via zoom. Contact the webmaster for the link.

The ultimate authority in the Chapter rests with the membership, exercised either through a referendum or through a Chapter meeting. The Chapter Council shall determine policies outside of the Chapter meetings and shall have the power to initiate action in the period between Chapter meetings. The Executive Committee shall carry out the policy decisions of the Chapter and the Chapter Council. Except for by-law revisions, majority rule by those present and voting shall pertain for all elections and for all decisions by the Chapter Council, Executive Committee, Committees, and Chapter meetings.

Chapter Council Meeting

The Chapter Council shall meet at least twice per semester, or whenever called by the President or by a majority of the council, to establish the bargaining agenda, coordinate membership meetings, promote the welfare of the Chapter, advise the Treasurer on the chapter budget, and exercise its powers of advice and consent.

  • January 20, 2023 from 10am to 12pm via zoom. Contact the webmaster for the link.

The ultimate authority in the Chapter rests with the membership, exercised either through a referendum or through a Chapter meeting. The Chapter Council shall determine policies outside of the Chapter meetings and shall have the power to initiate action in the period between Chapter meetings. The Executive Committee shall carry out the policy decisions of the Chapter and the Chapter Council. Except for by-law revisions, majority rule by those present and voting shall pertain for all elections and for all decisions by the Chapter Council, Executive Committee, Committees, and Chapter meetings.

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 Link4pm Zoom Link);
  • Wednesday January 18th 12-1pm in MANGO 470 & 4-5pm in LC300;
  • Thursday January 19th 12-1pm in MANGO 470;
  • Friday January 20th 11am-12pm on Zoom (Zoom Link).

In addition, we invite all of you to a happy hour at the campus Chilli’s on Wednesday January 18th from 5:30-7:00 pm. 

Please note the change in venue for the happy hour, as Vicki’s will be closed at that time.

Hope to see you there!
In solidarity,
Eric Scarffe

Chapter Meeting Agenda 10/21/2022

UFF-FIU Chapter Meeting Agenda
October 21, 2022

Virtual Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81766560364?pwd=NnRYR3k1c3RHaHJVRWx0L0NBQnNnZz09
1:00-3:00pm

  1. Approval of Minutes from Spring 2022 meeting
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Committee Reports:
    1. Treasurer’s Report: Marc Weinstein
      1. update on expenditures;
      2. questions or concerns
    2. Bargaining Report: Eric Scarffe
      1. Bargaining team;
      2. Bargaining committee;
      3. update on re-openers;
      4. bargaining schedule/attendance at bargaining
    3. Grievance Report: Eric Dwyer
    4. Membership Report: Katie Rainwater
    5. President’s Report: Martha Meyer
  4. Old Business
  5. New Business
  6. Good of the Chapter/Member Voices
  7. Adjournment

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 to reach out with your concerns as we navigate the changes moving forward. Below you will find a few items that we want to keep you updated on.


UFF-FIU Polo Shirts for Members

Remember to order your UFF-FIU paid for, union made shirts. Please complete the Google form sent to your FIU email on September 30th, and choose the style, color, and size. We will be sending them to your preferred address. Your order form is due by October 15th.

If you are a member and did not receive the email, please contact us. If you are not a member, you can always join UFF-FIU at join.uff-fiu.org.


MOU Reminders

A reminder that according to our ratified MOU, if you are in need of a pause in your tenure clock as a result of COVID-19, the deadline is October 16th.  You will not be denied the pause in your tenure clock as a result of COVID-19.

If you haven’t already attested to a COVID-19 health vulnerability for Spring 2021, the attestation process is very simple. You will receive a confirmation email from HR after you submit your attestation. I know the scheduling process for Spring 2021 is very confusing right now and the communication about what to do is overwhelming, but you are protected with the spring MOU from being compelled to return to a non-remote setting.


UFF-FIU Chapter Meeting

Please mark your calendars for Friday, October 30th at 10am-12pm for our Fall UFF-FIU Chapter Meeting. The meeting will be held virtually (Zoom link). I encourage everyone to attend.


As always, do not hesitate to contact me with questions.

In Solidarity,

Martha Meyer
UFF-FIU President
martha.meyer@uff-fiu.org

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