Your UNF-UFF Chapter
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
2017-2020 CBA: How Does It Affect You?
Message from UFF President Marcon
Collective Bargaining Agreement 2017-2020
The United Faculty of Florida and the University of North Florida Board of Trustees bargaining teams agreed today on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (2017-2020) that will go into effect once both sides ratify the CBA. Your UFF team will post the new CBA on http://unf-uff.org and distribute a summary of CBA changes prior to holding a ratification vote in September in which all in-unit faculty may cast their vote. Ratification by the BOT takes place in a board meeting. The date of adoption shall be the date of ratification.
We are indebted to our UFF bargaining team for the outstanding job they have done in presenting the faculty perspective, protecting our faculty freedoms and rights, securing two consecutive years of a salary increase and additional benefits such as paid parental leave for our faculty. Thank you, Mark Ari and Susan Perez (co-Chief Negotiators), Zornitza Prodanoff, Greg Gundlach, and Jennie Ziegler. We also thank all members of the BOT team for treating our team with respect during this lengthy process of negotiation.
I hope all will pause to remember how vital faculty are to the University of North Florida. We could have the most beautiful campus, the most skilled administrators, and the best students, yet without faculty there would not be a University of North Florida. Students and faculty are the heart of our university. What faculty do day in and day out truly matters. We matter!
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