Watch Bargaining Sessions Here
While attending bargaining sessions makes an impact on session outcomes, we know not everyone is able to go each time. In an effort to keep faculty informed, UFF-UNF will live-stream bargaining sessions. Further, you can find previous bargaining session videos posted here.
Most Recent Bargaining Sessions
Bargaining, April 19, 2018
On April 19, the Administration and BOT proposed several changes to articles 17-21. Those proposals can be viewed HERE.
Part 1: https://youtu.be/9LFT5Dn2yOg
Part 2: https://youtu.be/g2RnrILAslc
Bargaining, April 6, 2018
Here is a detailed update on our last bargaining session.
All proposals put forth by our United Faculty of Florida (UFF) team and those we have received from the Board of Trustees (BOT) team can be viewed on the UFF-UNF website (UFF proposals, BOT proposals).
Watch the 4/6/18 bargaining session at these thinks below:
Part 1: https://youtu.be/wPN5d1jYw0s
Part 2: https://youtu.be/gsuD6qfYOLI
Part 3: https://youtu.be/uTtnjmZNZDk
Part 4: https://youtu.be/UseXU_-eloQ
Part 5: https://youtu.be/9NAlbfRmVFc
Bargaining, March 2, 2018
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.
Bargaining, March 1, 2018
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.
Past Bargaining Sessions
Bargaining, January 26, 2018
Part 1: https://youtu.be/JBTUKivckGo
Part 2: https://youtu.be/lG9fB8W9Rfc
Bargaining, January 25, 2018
Part 1: https://youtu.be/9wmqqSQ4dsM
Part 2: https://youtu.be/F7kfI1CJA2I
Bargaining, January 12, 2018
December 1, 2017
Part 1: https://youtu.be/1EDwc-mXyVE
Part 1 run time: 1:30:10. Summary: UNF’s faculty bargaining team outlines and justifies all proposed changes to the contract. Outside counsel, Leonard Carson, outlines proposed changes on behalf of the Administration. The context for the Administration’s document presented in Part 1 can be found in Part 2, where outside counsel, Leonard Carson, makes clear that the 269 page document is both incomplete and subject to change. We highly recommend watching Part 2.
Part 2: https://youtu.be/CPzuixBpq78
Part 2 run time: 34:03. Summary: This is the one to watch if you are interested in context. The faculty team pressed outside counsel, Leonard Carson, about the proposals he submitted on behalf of the administration. Mr. Carson stated repeatedly that these were all subject to change and he was not prepared to sign a single article he presented. As a result, the UFF-faculty team does not consider these formal proposals, but rather drafts. We were told that at the next session in January we would finally receive formal proposals. Further, the faculty team and Mr. Carson engaged in a question and answer session about some of the content and intent of the administration’s draft.
September 1, 2017