The United Faculty of Florida bargains and enforces a contract between the employees of the UFF USF Bargaining Unit and the USF System Board of Trustees. This contract is the legally authoritative document -- superseding all university rules and regulations and handbooks -- on the terms and conditions of employment.
The UFF USF Bargaining Unit consists of:
These are the people whose terms and conditions of employment are determined by the contract UFF bargains.
The ultimate source of influence and authority of a union is the membership of the employees it represents, which is why ALL members of the UFF USF Bargaining Unit -- faculty and university professionals -- should join the union.
In addition, faculty and university professionals within the bargaining unit are NOT automatically members of UFF. You must complete and sign a membership form and send it to UFF in order to become a member. In addition to guaranteeing yourself free representation in any grievance and arbitration proceedings that you may need to initiate in the future, by becoming a UFF member you will:
In addition, UFF will not provide grievance representation to faculty who were not dues-paying UFF members at the time when the grievable incident occurred. UFF will represent any UFF member who was a member at the time of the contract violation.
To join the movement, download and fill in the membership form, and mail it to PO Box 30238, USF-Tampa via campus mail. For More information, contact the Chair of the Services Committee, Mariam Manzur-Leiva, or our staff support, Muslim Ali.