Bargaining on October 18,2019

Date: 10/18/19
Time: 12:00-4:00pm
Location: Building 57 (College of Ed), Room 2010

Faculty presence at bargaining makes a difference. Please come! You do not have to arrive on time and you do not have to stay the entire time. Just come when you are available and stay as long your schedule allows.

For those who cannot attend in person, the session will be live streamed. Follow this link.

Bargaining Summary & Links

Watch the September 27, 2019 Bargaining Session HERE. The Faculty bargaining team presented data on the history of salary depression at UNF, and discussed a need to work collaboratively with the BOT team to move faculty salaries to the median level compared to other institutions with the state university system (SUS). The Board of Trustees set a goal for the UNF administration to 1) raise faculty “above the median” among peer and SUS institutions and 2) to ensure regular cost of living adjustment increases. Chief Negotiator, Greg Gundlach, delivered the Faculty team’s presentation and it starts around the 11:00 mark.

The PDF of the presentation slides can be accessed HERE.

The PDF of the Compression & Inversion proposal can be found HERE.

The teams broke to caucus and the session resumed a bit later. The second portion of the session starts at 39:45.

Chart: UNF is in bold red. To the right is the impact of the 2.5% raise proposed by the BOT vs. the percentage increase (>17%) needed to move UNF to just above the SUS median.

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). 

BOT Proposals for Contract Changes

The BOT bargaining team proposed the following three articles. Salary, Evaluations, and Tenure.

You are encouraged to review the proposals. Changes are indicated in red. Redactions are struck through.

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

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.


CBA 2017-2020 Information

The full document can be viewed HERE.  A chart with the individual articles can be found HERE.

2017-2020 CBA: How Does It Affect You?

CBA 2017-2020 highlights presentation


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