Faculty in the UFF USF Bargaining Unit will vote on a contract that the United Faculty of Florida (representing USF faculty and professionals) and the USF Administration (representing the USF Board of Trustees) tentatively agreed to last week. It comes into force once it is ratified by the faculty and professionals - and the Board.
The USF Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida will meet tomorrow Friday at noon on USF Tampa campus in the Education Building, EDU 261. Lunch is on us. On the agenda: the vote tomorrow. Come and check us out.
This fall, we will meet on October 11 & 25, November 8 & 22, and December 6 in EDU 261 unless announced otherwise. All meetings (and other events) are noted on the calendar on the UFF USF Website. Come and check us out.
The USF Chapter of the UFF will award six $ 500 Travel Scholarships for fall, next spring and summer. This will be for travel for participation in a professional activity. All applications are due by December 4, and only UFF members are eligible. In addition, no recipient of the Fall or Spring cycles of travel grants is eligible to apply. The six recipients shall be selected by lot at the December 6 chapter meeting. For more information, see the Travel Scholarship Flyer.
This initiative is part of our membership campaign. If you would like to become active in the UFF USF Membership Drive, contact the Membership Chair, Debra Sinclair (click here).
Download, fill in, and mail the membership form. Benefits of membership include the right to run and vote in UFF chapter and statewide elections; representation in grievances (UFF cannot represent a non-member in a grievance or litigation); special deals in insurance, travel, legal advice, and other packages provided by our affiliates; free insurance coverage for job-related liability; and the knowledge you are supporting education in Florida. Come and join the movement.
If you have been the victim of a violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, you have thirty days from the time you knew or should have known of the violation to file a grievance. If you are, and at the time of the violation were, a dues-paying member of the United Faculty of Florida, you have the right to union representation. To contact the UFF USF Grievance Committee, go to the online contact form. For more information, see our web-page on grievances.
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The United Faculty of Florida (UFF) and the Administration have agreed to a new contract that will come into force upon ratification. Once it is ratified, there will be a 1.5 % pay raise for all faculty and professionals (in the UFF USF Bargaining Unit) hired by 1 August 2018 and rated at least satisfactory for the 2018 - 2019 performance evaluations. In addition, the Administration will have the authority to use as funds for discretionary raises the unused money for discretionary raises left over from the period of the 2016 - 2019 contract, as well as 0.5 % of the current payroll.
The new contract - called the Collective Bargaining Agreement - will be ratified once both the employees of the UFF USF Bargaining unit and the USF Board of Trustees vote to ratify it. If you are an employee of the UFF USF Bargaining Unit, UFF represents you in bargaining whether or not you are a UFF member, and you are eligible to vote on the new contract. UFF STRONGLY ENCOURAGES ALL EMPLOYEES IN THE UFF USF BARGAINING UNIT TO VOTE ON THE NEW CONTRACT, AND TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF THE NEW CONTRACT.
EMPLOYEES IN THE UFF USF BARGAINING UNIT ARE TO VOTE ON RATIFYING THE PROPOSED CONTRACT IN PERSON ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11. POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
This is a 14- to 15-month contract is identical to the current contract with the following modifications:
If the UFF USF employees vote in favor of ratification, then the USF Board of Trustees will vote. If the new contract is ratified by both the faculty and the board, it will come into force. Again, the USF Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida strongly urges all UFF USF employees to vote on ratification, and to vote IN FAVOR of ratification.
Jill McCracken is an associate professor of Verbal and Visual Arts. She received a $ 500 travel scholarship to participate in the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, in The Netherlands, July 2018. This is her account.
I am incredibly grateful to UFF for providing me with a travel scholarship. I was able to attend the International AIDS Conference last July, and without these funds, it would have been incredibly difficult to attend this conference. At this conference, I conducted an Applying Harm Reduction to HIV and Sex Worker Advocacy workshop to train attendees in harm-reduction history, practice, and its impact on HIV and sex-worker advocacy. We provided key harm-reduction principles and their application to a variety of scenarios, most specifically as they apply to sex work and HIV advocacy.
In addition to giving this workshop at the conference, I was also able to represent an organization I co-founded and co-direct, the Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) Behind Bars, in the Global Networking Zone. There, we were able to connect with practitioners globally, and introductions I made also contributed to my current Adolescent Sexual Health Education and Research (ASHER) in Liberia Project which works with youth in high-risk situations to better understand and prevent exploitation and violence. Thank you for making this trip possible - I greatly appreciate the continued impact it has had on my work.
Chapter Meeting tomorrow Friday, October 11, at noon, on USF Tampa campus, in EDU 261.
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