No Chapter Meeting Tomorrow
There will be no chapter meeting tomorrow. Have a Happy Spring Break!
The next chapter meeting will be on Friday, March 13, at 12 noon, on USF Tampa campus, in EDU 150. There will be sandwiches, chips, and drinks. All employees of the UFF USF Bargaining Unit are invited. Check us out. Join the movement. Bring a colleague.
UFF Chapter Elections
(and statewide elections, too)
The USF Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida is a democracy, and elections are held once a year. All UFF members, and only UFF members, may participate in the election. Chapter elections are underway, and UFF members should receive their ballot packets this week. If you were a UFF member as of February 13, and you have not received your ballot packet, contact the Chapter Secretary.
All offices and representative seats are open for election. For information on the candidates, see the UFF USF website.
Ballots are due by Thursday, March 5, in our hands. The ballots will be counted on Friday, March 6, at 2 pm, in the UFF USF office, NES 223. All UFF USF members are welcome.
Meanwhile, the state UFF organization is also a democracy, although statewide elections are held every other year. The election this spring is also underway, so UFF USF members should also watch for a ballot packet from the state UFF. The state ballot packets went into the mail on Monday, so if you don't receive one by the end of this week, contact the Chapter Secretary.
Thanks to all UFF USF members for their participation and support.
Can there be an European General Strike?
Julia Hofmann, University Assistant (prae doc) in the Institute of Sociology at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, will deliver a lecture today, at 6:30 pm, in New College in Sarasota, on 5800 Bay Shore Road in ACE 201. This presentation is sponsored by the New College Sociology Program.
$ 500 Travel Scholarships for New UFF Members - and for UFF Members Who Recruit New Members
The USF Chapter of the UFF will award four $ 500 Travel Scholarships for next spring and summer.
If a new member is recruited, the new member is eligible for one of the scholarships for new members and the recruiter is eligible for one of the scholarships for current members. Membership forms and proposals must be in our hands by April 23, and two proposals by recruiters will be randomly selected for funding.
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.
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.
Visit Us on Facebook
Visit the United Faculty of Florida at USF Facebook page. This page is a place where UFF members can exchange thoughts and ideas. The page is "public", but only dues-paying UFF members are eligible to post items on the page. If you are a UFF member, ask to join on the page, or contact the Communications Committee. The Committee will invite every UFF member that asks to join. So check us out. UFF members are welcome to join, and non-members are welcome to look.