Context: The current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is a three-year contract effective until June 30, 2017.
Upcoming Bargaining Dates:
Date: Friday, April 6, 2018; Time: 11:15am-3:45pm; Location: TBD
Bargaining Update (2/1/2018)
Dear Faculty Colleagues,
Your United Faculty of Florida (UFF) bargaining team met again with the Board of Trustees (BOT) team on Thursday, January 25, and Friday, January 26. [Videos for both days of bargaining can be viewed at http://unf-uff.org] In the interest of moving ahead on areas of most immediate importance to faculty, your bargaining team set aside some unsettled issues for this round of bargaining. The BOT team did the same. This allowed the teams to sign off on seven more articles and one appendix in the new contract (Articles 4, 10, 24, 25, 26, 29, 31, and Appendix E). With this move your team protected faculty Intellectual Property Rights from reduction of rights that had been included in the BOT team’s proposal. Academic Freedom and Responsibility was preserved along with Grievance Procedure and Arbitration, Benefits, Sabbaticals and Professional Development Leaves, and Protection for Whistleblowers.
The UFF team considered the BOT proposal on incorporating language pertaining to Community–Based Learning into the CBA. We continued to challenge the BOT team on issues of Shared Governance and Paid Family Leave.
The BOT’s bargaining representative stated that only 2% of the faculty salary pool is available for long-needed faculty raises. Your UFF team has requested that the BOT team provide an explanation of how they arrived at this figure in a time of economic prosperity.
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. Candi Churchill (Gainesville) is a field officer for the United Faculty of Florida.