UFF-UNF Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!
Family Fun at UNF Lake Oneida: ALL MEMBERS & PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS ARE WELCOME, Details HERE
Saturday, May 5th from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Catered by Tijuana Flats
Zip lining and Canoeing (lifeguard on duty), Wild Wonders Animal Show (12:30 and 1:30 shows), Games + Fun!
Election results are in!
See the May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019 Leadership Roster HERE.
The March 2 Bargaining Session can be viewed at this link:
Part 1: https://youtu.be/q5Ydr3wAnmE
Summary: The administration’s bargaining team presents its position on salary and funding priorities. The faculty team reiterates that salary increases are possible when they are made a priority–a fact outline by Shari Schuman the March 1. The administration proposes a bulk proposal, although still in draft form, that addresses all open articles. The BOT Package Proposal can be viewed HERE. Shared governance is not included. Family leave would only be parental leave, which can be taken once in a faculty member’s career, and only after their sick leave has been drained. Clinical ranks, and several other articles are discussed.
Part 2: https://youtu.be/K0RP5K33IVY
Summary: The faculty bargaining team rebuts several of the assertions made by the administration in the earlier session. Faculty insists on reasons for why the administration is rejecting all but one of the proposals outlined previously. The administration does not provide their reasoning. Data is presented related to pay inequity for women and minority faculty members, and faculty reiterate their commitment to a joint study on this matter. Data related to compression and inversion of salaries is given as well. Faculty stress the educational importance of a healthy ratio of full-time and adjunct faculty for summer courses. Questions about the requirement for librarians to go up for promotion are posed. Faculty rebut the assertion that paid family leave should be for new parents only, that faculty can only choose one child in their career to dedicate this kind of time to, that men and pregnant women should be forced to take sick leave when they are not sick, as well as several other problems the administration’s proposal raises.
Part 3: https://youtu.be/cGJ8gg9sd5M
Summary: The faculty bargaining team and the BOT team schedule the next bargaining session.
The March 1 Bargaining Session can be viewed at these links:
Part 1: https://youtu.be/ov_pjbGq86Q
Summary: Shari Schuman answers questions on fund sources and responds to UFF-UNF concerns about funding priorities and the financial management of the university.
Part 2: https://youtu.be/IKOnoq_0pgM
Summary: UFF-UNF presented its salary proposal, which can be read HERE. Other supporting documents can be found HERE. The presentation recalls the failure of the university to uphold its strategic plan by providing regular cost of living increases. It also shows how UNF is doing less in this regard than other SUS institutions. The UFF-UNF bargaining team presents data that raises concerns about salary and promotion inequities based on gender and race. The team proposes a timeline for a joint UNF and UFF-UNF study on this matter. As well, the UFF team seeks to end the peculiar and expensive practice of paying former administrators who return to faculty their administrator salaries for jobs they no longer perform. Finally, two UFF Faculty members presented on continuing compression/inversion discrepancies the unfairness of which causes faculty to suffer financially and in terms of morale. They make the case that this would be relatively inexpensive to fix, though it gets more expensive each year that the situation is not addressed.
Friday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Location: TBD
Faculty presence is important. We appreciate the faithful group of faculty who have been at each bargaining session with us this year. If you have not yet been able to make it to a bargaining session, please try to come to this week’s sessions. Come whenever you are able to and stay for as long as you are able to.
Watch Bargaining Live HERE
Bargaining Progress Report
Your faculty bargaining team is working hard to protect the interests of faculty, students, and UNF.
To learn more about how the contract negotiations are going, click HERE
UFF-UNF Endorses Statement of Unity
The UNF Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida affirms our commitment to the values and ideas expressed in the UNF Statement of Unity, which was passed as a resolution of the UNF Faculty Association on March 2, 2017
UNF Statement of Unity
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.
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.
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