Why wait any longer? Join us in supporting our fellow faculty, in fighting for faculty rights, in building a stronger institution for our students and for future generations, and in having a stronger voice in state and national higher education decision-making.

Those who join the United Faculty of Florida-University of North Florida will:

  • Make our faculty voice stronger

  • Strengthen our voice at the negotiation table and in the political arena

  • Have legal binding power to have a say and a voice on issues that affect your work

  • Protection for y our inventions and works

  • Access to local representation on issues with the administration and trustees

  • Fair and independent process for enforcing faculty rights (grievances)

  • Add your voice to the national and state movement fighting for the interests of academic freedom

  • Receive local, state, and national publications on higher education issues

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The Truth About Costs

50-50 Campaign

In an effort to recruit more members (and to counter ALEC legislation that tries to decertify unions with less than 50% membership), we are starting our 50-50 campaign. Any UNF-UFF member who recruits a new member to the chapter will get a $50 gift card. In addition, the new member will also receive a $50 gift card.

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As If You Need More Reasons to Join Your Union:

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Labor unions are directly responsible for the following:

  1. Weekends without work
  2. All breaks at work, including lunch breaks
  3. Paid vacation
  4. Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  5. Sick leave
  6. Social Security
  7. Minimum wage
  8. Civil Rights Act/Title VII – prohibits employer discrimination
  9. 8-hour work day
  10. Overtime pay
  11. Child labor laws
  12. Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
  13. 40-hour work week
  14. Workers’ compensation (workers’ comp)
  15. Unemployment insurance
  16. Pensions
  17. Workplace safety standards and regulations
  18. Employer health care insurance
  19. Collective bargaining rights for employees
  20. Wrongful termination laws
  21. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
  22. Whistleblower protection laws
  23. Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) – prohibits employers from using a lie detector test on an employee
  24. Veteran’s Employment and Training Services (VETS)
  25. Compensation increases and evaluations (i.e. raises)
  26. Sexual harassment laws
  27. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  28. Holiday pay
  29. Employer dental, life, and vision insurance
  30. Privacy rights
  31. Pregnancy and parental leave
  32. Military leave
  33. Public education for children
  34. Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 – requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work
  35. Laws ending sweatshops in the United States

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