CONTEXT: The current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is a three-year contract effective until June 30, 2017. Each year the bargaining agents for UNF and for faculty (UFF) may each “reopen” up to three specific articles. Article 28 (Salary Increases and Salary Payments) is automatically reopened each year. Contract reopeners are the only legal means by which to make changes to the CBA during the legal duration of that contract.
UPCOMING BARGAINING DATES:
Friday, March 31, 2017: 1000 am to 400 pm, Professional Development and Training Conference room, 1/1306
Thursday, April 13, 2017: 1230 – 230 pm, location TBD
2017-18 BARGAINING TEAMS
Mark Ari, English co-Chief Negotiator
Susan Perez, Psychology co-Chief Negotiator
Greg Gundlach, Marketing
Zornitza Prodanoff, Computing
Jennie Ziegler, English
Leonard Carson*, Chief Negotiator
Marianne Jaffee, Academic Affairs
David Jaeger, Accounting & Finance
Marc Snow, UNF Legal Counsel
Greg Catron, Human Resources
John Kantner, Institutional Research
* Leonard Carson of Carson & Adkins Attorneys (Tallahassee) is an outside attorney paid by UNF to lead contract negotiations. Candi Churchill (Gainesville) is a field officer for the United Faculty of Florida.
Below are the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) articles opened by UFF for negotiation during the 2016-2017 academic year.
As always, we need and welcome your input, help, and support. Please attend our bargaining sessions.
|Article||BOT / UFF PROPOSAL||Changes|
|Clinical Ranks Promotions||UNF-BOT Draft Proposal on March 9, 2017||Did not present UFF team with rationale or proposed article for these guidelines. Incomplete proposal.|
|9 – Guidelines||UNF-BOT Proposal on March 9, 2017|| Removes ability to ‘add to’ criteria in the existing Evaluations article (18).
Requires all Guidelines, even after approval through the Provost, to be negotiated at the bargaining table.
|Questions submitted to the UNF Admin team for discussion at the 3/9/17 Session|
|23 – Leaves||ARTICLE23UFFProposal 1-27-17
|Proposes a Paid Family Leave Program to be used for the birth/adoption of a child or when the faculty member is the primary caregiver to a sick relative.|
|28 – Salary Increases and Salary Payments||
|Propose (1) salary increases to faculty who remain compressed or inverted, (2) 2% merit increase for all faculty, (3) merit increase for long-standing Full Professors, (4) cost-of-living raise of 2.6%, (5) one-time bonus for Instructors and Lecturers who would have received a salary increase this year as Senior prior to the implementation of the new promotion ladder.|