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United Faculty of Florida -- USF System Chapter
14 September 2011
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UFF will be holding a Welcome Back & Welcome to USF Reception for new (and continuing) faculty and professionals on October 4, 5:30 7:30 at the Embassy Suites Hotel (at the corner of Fowler Ave. and Spectrum Dr. on USF-Tampa) in Salon F. All UFF USF System employees, UFF members and non-members, are invited for hors d'oeuvres and libations.


Download, fill in, and mail the membership form. You must be a UFF member at the time of an incident (such as a reprimand, non-reappointment, layoff notice, or tenure/ promotion denial) for UFF to represent you in a grievance or future litigation. UFF CANNOT REPRESENT A NON-MEMBER IN A GRIEVANCE OR FUTURE LITIGATION. And if you join UFF by December 9, you will receive a $ 300 dues rebate in spring; it's never been easier to join the movement.


Florida State University President Eric Barron has responded to a set of proposals advanced by a right-wing Texas think tank on reforming higher education. The Seven Solutions for Strengthening Higher Education in Texas has won support in Florida, in particular by Governor Rick Scott. President Barron's report, Breakthrough Solutions for Higher Education: Florida Can Do Better then Texas, was outlined in the Tallahassee Democrat article, FSU President offers answer to Texas higher ed reforms. Barron's "Florida Solutions" are offered as a proposal to the governor.

Fall is the time when legislation is drawn up: the spring session is merely when it appears on the floor. So the UFF is paying close attention to these developments and will be reviewing them at the UFF Senate meeting over the next weekend.


Next Chapter Meeting next week, Friday, September 23, at noon, in LTB 1123, on USF - Poly.

Sandwiches & sodas are provided by the union, and all UFF members are invited to attend. Non-members are also invited to come and check us out. Come and join the movement.

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