Next Bargaining Session:
Date: February 21, 2020
Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: Building 57 (COEHS), Room 2010
Faculty presence at bargaining is important. Please come whenever you can, and stay for as long as you can. Come support your UFF Faculty team. If you cannot attend the session, it will be live streamed for your convenience and the video(s) will be uploaded after the meeting concludes. The live stream link will appear on the homepage shortly before the session begins.
Here is the live stream link for the 2/21 bargaining session. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0PyRGsC7wA&feature=youtu.be
Results of November 18 & 19 Ratification Vote
Congratulations! All Departmental Guidelines put forward for ratification in fall 2019 were approved by faculty. They now await ratification by the Board of Trustees.
Department Guidelines Ratified by Faculty: Art, Art History, and Design: Tenure and Promotion; Health Administration: Evaluation; Psychology: Promotion for Instructors, Promotions to Full Professor; Public Health: Annual Evaluation Worksheet
UFF-UNF stands with our UNF community.
Statement of Unity
We pledge to stand with and for those who are the most vulnerable members of our community and to take actions that help our students and fellow employees feel safe and know that they are safe. We affirm UNF’s unreserved commitment to student success within a diverse, supportive campus culture. We seek to embody the ideals of a free and democratic society, and we fully support and value each member of our community.
UNF stands in unity and solidarity with all members of our community, regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, or country of origin. We are proud of the diversity in our students, faculty and staff.We strongly condemn acts of hate and bigotry as antithetical to the university’s core values of mutual respect and civility. Actions and words that seek to deny human beings full membership in the broader moral community on the basis of arbitrary characteristics are intolerable. We stand opposed to violence in language or in action, and we see these as a threat to the mission of UNF as a public university that is committed to intellectual and cultural growth and civic awareness.
UFF-UNF Proposals for Contract Changes
On September 6, 2019, following the requirements of Article 38.2 (Reopener), the UFF-UNF bargaining team proposed changes to four (4) Articles in the 2017-2020 UNF-UFF Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
UFF-UNF proposed (or provided notice of) the following:
- An across the board increase to each eligible faculty members pay of an amount TBD based on data to be presented on September 27, 2019 (Article 30 Salary Increases and Salary Payments),
- An increase in release time to faculty designated by the UFF for the purpose of carrying out the UFF’s obligations in representing faculty in representing and administering the UNF-UFF CBA (Article 4.4 (UFF Rights),
- Removal of a waiver that previously relinquished the rights of UFF-UNF to bargain the pay of administrators returning to the faculty who had no previous faculty salary (Article 12 Appointments), and
- Removal of waivers that previously relinquished the rights of faculty involved in grievance procedures and arbitration (Article 33 Grievance Procedures and Arbitration).
The UNF chapter of the United Faculty of Florida represents all UNF tenure-line faculty, instructors & lecturers, and visiting professors on all labor-related contract negotiations (roughly 600 full-time faculty). With the exception of faculty currently holding administrative posts and adjuncts, all UNF faculty are considered “in unit” and are covered under the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiated by our chapter and university administration. Only active members of the union, however, receive additional union-related benefits (including union representation in the grievance/arbitration processes). Join Here
From The Distinguished Professor
If you were in class on Wednesday, April 17th, and unable to attend Convocation, you missed a riveting speech by Dr. David Jaffee, this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Professor award. Here is a link to his message, which is timely, tack-sharp, and elegantly expressed. Congratulations, Dr. Jaffee, and congratulations to all who received awards. Dr. Jaffee, and nearly two-thirds of the other award recipients, are members of UFF-UNF.