UFF Biweekly EXTRA
United Faculty of Florida -- USF System Chapter
26 February 2014
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ELECTION SEASON FOR BOTH THE UFF USF CHAPTER AND THE USF TAMPA FACULTY SENATE
Both USF Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida and the USF Tampa Faculty Senate are holding elections this spring.
The UFF USF Chapter elections this spring are now underway and we strongly encourage UFF USF members to participate, by running for offices and seats, or at least by voting. We also encourage non-members to join UFF and participate: only dues-paying UFF USF members may participate in the chapter elections. The positions open for election are:
- The four elective offices: the president, the vice president, the secretary, and the treasurer.
- The seats in the legislative bodies of our affiliates: the United Faculty of Florida Senate and the Florida Education Association Delegate Assembly.
To nominate someone, a UFF member should go to the online Nomination form. Self-nominations are encouraged.
- Deadline for joining UFF in order to participate in the election: February 28.
- Deadline for nominations: March 7.
Meanwhile, the USF Tampa Faculty Senate has extended its deadline for nominations to Friday, March 7.
New senators will be elected to fill openings in eight colleges: Arts and Sciences (3), Behavioral and Community Science (1), Business (1), Education (2), Engineering (2), Marine Science (1), Medicine (3), and Nursing (1).
To nominate a candidate, download, fill in, and sign the nomination form, and scan it and send the pdf to the Faculty Senate Office.
Self-nominations are encouraged.
JOIN UFF TODAY!
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 United Faculty of Florida (representing UFF USF faculty and professionals) and the USF Administration (representing the USF Board of Trustees) are bargaining a successor to the 2010 - 2013 Collective Bargaining Agreement, the contract between USF faculty and professionals and the USF Board of Trustees. The terms and conditions of the 2010 - 2013 Collective Bargaining Agreement remain in force until a new contract is in place.
The last meeting between the two bargaining teams was on January 31, where the United Faculty of Florida proposed the following:
The next meeting of the two bargaining teams is this Friday, February 28, at 2 pm, in SVC 2070.
The session is open to the public and to the press.
- The Cover Page, and:
- Article 3 on UFF Privileges, and
- Article 6 on Nondiscrimination, and
- Article 8 on Appointment, and
- Article 9 on Assignment of Responsibilities, and
- Article 17 on Leaves, and
- Article 22 on Professional Development Program and Sabbaticals, and
- Article 23 on Salaries, and
- Article 24 on Benefits, and
- Article 27 on Miscellaneous Provisions, and
- Article 28 on Severability, and
- Article 29 on Amendment and Duration, and
Next chapter Meeting on Friday, March 7, at 12 noon in EDU 316 on USF Tampa.
There will be free sandwiches, chips, and soda pop. All UFF members are invited to attend. Non-members are also invited to come and check us out. Come and join the movement.
Membership: Everyone in the UFF USF System Bargaining unit is eligible for UFF membership: to join, simply fill out and send in the membership form.
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