Context: The current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is a three-year contract effective until June 30, 2017.
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Location: UNF Library 2nd floor – Suite 2400
Bargaining continues on Thursday and we need you there to support our UFF faculty bargaining team. Your bargaining team continues to meet weekly, developing a strategy and arguments to defend and support faculty rights and to improve working conditions. As the Board of Trustees (BOT) team delayed bargaining for much of the 2017 fall semester, leaving us little of the necessary time for detailed discussion and negotiation, the UFF team sent a “package proposal” (attached) to the BOT team in advance of our April 6 bargaining session. Our package represented serious and thoughtful compromises in the interest of bringing this round of bargaining closer to its end. Here is a detailed update on our last bargaining session.
We had 32 faculty attend the April 6 bargaining session. Let’s double that number this Thursday. Even stopping by for 15 minutes will show your support. A steady stream of faculty in and out of the room all day long sends a powerful message. We’re in the Library, so if you need a short break from classes and grading please walk over to the Library and support your faculty team. We are stronger together!
2017-18 BARGAINING TEAMS
Mark Ari, English, co-Chief Negotiator
Greg Gundlach, Marketing
Zornitza Prodanoff, Computing
Jennie Ziegler, English
Leonard Carson*, Chief Negotiator
Marianne Jaffee, Academic Affairs
Catherine Christie, BCOH Associate Dean
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. Tom Walavek (Gainesville) is a field officer for the United Faculty of Florida.