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 % across-the-board pay raise for all faculty rated at least satisfactory last spring, and the Administration will have the authority to use as funds for discretionary raises the unused money for discretionary raises left over from 2016 - 2019, 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. The employees of the UFF USF Bargaining Unit are listed below: if you are an employee of the UFF USF Bargaining Unit, UFF represents you in bargaining whether or not you are a 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:
Here are the details.
This is a 14- to 15-month contract is identical to the current contract with the following modifications:
This contract will come into force once ratified by both the UFF USF employees and the USF Board of Trustees. The UFF USF employees will vote on ratification shortly: there will be a site on each campus, and times and places will be announced in a Biweekly Extra, so watch your inbox. All UFF USF employees, UFF members and non-members alike, are eligible to vote on ratification: after all, this contract covers all UFF USF employees. Please bring IDs when voting.
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. 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.
The UFF USF Bargaining Unit was determined by the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission and roughly consists of most faculty and many professionals - except the colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy. Here are the details:
Employees in the following position classifications holding regular, visiting, provisional, research, affiliate, or joint appointments are included in the bargaining unit:
9001 - Professor
9002 - Associate Professor
9003 - Assistant Professor
9004 - Instructor
9005 - Lecturer
9006 - Graduate Research Professor
9007 - Distinguished Service Professor
9009 - Eminent Scholar
9016 - University School Professor
9017 - University School Associate Professor
9018 - University School Assistant Professor
9019 - University School Instructor
9053 - University Librarian
9054 - Associate University Librarian
9055 - Assistant University Librarian
9056 - Instructor Librarian
9115 - Coordinator
9120 - Associate in ________________
9121 - Assistant in ________________
9126 - Program Director
9150 - Curator
9151 - Associate Curator
9152 - Assistant Curator
9153 - Staff Physicist
9160 - Scholar/Scientist/Engineer
9161 - Associate Scholar/Scientist/Engineer
9162 - Assistant Scholar/Scientist/Engineer
9166 - Research Associate
9173 - Counselor/Advisor
9178 - Instructional Specialist
9334 - Specialist, Computer Research
9394 - Coordinator, Cooperative Education
9419 - Coordinator, Research Information
9433 - Specialist, Music
9434 - Psychologist
9435 - Resident Advisor to Students
9460 - Psychiatrist
9462 - Physician
9464 - Physician's Assistant
9490 - Dentist
9495 - Specialist, Student Counseling
...including chairs, associate chairs, assistant chairs, coordinators, program directors, associate program directors, assistant program directors, department heads, associate department heads, assistant department heads, and counselor / advisors in the colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education, but "all employees who are in administrative classifications not specifically included above, or are managerial or confidential employees" are not in the Bargaining Unit.
Once again, all employees in the UFF USF Bargaining Unit are eligible to vote on the new contract. UFF encourages all employees in the UFF USF Bargaining Unit to vote on the contract, and to vote IN FAVOR of the new contract.
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.
The next chapter meeting is on Friday, October 11, at noon, on USF Tampa campus, in EDU 261.. There will be sandwhiches, sweets, and soda. Come and check us out.
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