Link to the Grievance Committee Contact Page.
If your contractual rights have been violated, you may be able to pursue redress by filing a grievance. A "grievance" is a formal complaint that the contract (the Collective Bargaining Agreement) was violated. Grievances can include mishandling of annual evaluations, or tenure or promotion applications; inappropriate assignments; incorrect pay; violations of academic freedom (including the right to govern one's own class, to participate in faculty governance, to write or speak on subjects in one's own discipline); and retribution. Unfortunately, simple stupidity or malice is not in itself grievable (it has to be an identifiable violation of the contract), but grievable actions can arise out of stupidity or malice.
Four important things:
If you believe that you were or may have been a victim of a violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, contact your local Grievance Committee representative without delay: go to the Grievance Committee Contact Page to send a message to your grievance representatives.
Remember, the Collective Bargaining Agreement will not protect your rights unless you stand up for yourself.
The Calendar of Meetings and Events includes the following highlights:
The Chapter meets on Alternate Fridays at noon: this semester on January 27, February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21. This is where the Chapter conducts business, and all USF employees are invited. Come and check us out. Minutes of past meetings are posted on-line.
The Calendar notes other meetings of UFF and its affiliates.
We hold socials and parties, some for UFF members and some for everyone. See the Calendar for details.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that to make their voice heard by politicians, they have to put their money where their mouth is. And so the United Faculty of Florida makes campaign contributions to politicians to help make our voice heard. For more, and for ways to make contributions to the UFF Political Action Committee, click here.
Florida has a right to know
The State of Florida has just launched a Florida Has a Right to Know : Holding Government Accountable site listing salaries of all state and university employees.
The terms and conditions of employment of all USF employees within the UFF USF Bargaining Unit are governed by the 2016 - 2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement (PDF). Employees in the UFF USF Bargaining Unit include most faculty outside of Health Sciences (although Nursing and Public Health are in the unit) excluding most chairs (but Arts & Science and Education chairs are in the unit), and many professionals (including librarians, assistants & associates, many advisors, etc.); the complete list is on Appendix A of the contract.