Chapter Meeting Tomorrow on USF St. Petersburg: We Will Discuss the Proposed Reorganization of Arts & Sciences
The UFF USF Chapter will meet tomorrow, Friday, at 12 noon on USF St. Petersburg in the University Student Center's Regatta Room (USC 150F). Tomorrow's agenda includes the proposed reorganization of USF St. Petersburg's College of Arts & Sciences.
See the map of St. Petersburg downtown and the map of the USF St. Petersburg campus: the University Student Center is at the intersection of 2nd Street South and 6th Avenue South. Everyone is invited to the Chapter Meeting tomorrow. There will be sandwiches, chips, sweets, and drinks. Come and join the movement.
The Chapter will meet on alternate Fridays. February 26, March 11, April 8 and April 22, we will meet in EDU 314. On March 25, we will meet on USF Sarasota / Manatee in a room TBD. And, as always, there will be sandwiches, chips, sweets, and drinks. Come and check us out.
Call for Nominations
The USF Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida is a democracy, and this spring it is time for members to elect officers and representatives. Only UFF members may run and / or vote in this election: you must join UFF by February 19 in order to participate in the election.
The Election Committee has issued a Call for Nominations stating that all nominations must be received by February 19. The four elective offices are the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. In addition, we will elect a slate of senators for the (statewide) United Faculty of Florida Senate, and we will elect a slate of delegates for the Florida Education Association.
Please download, fill in, and email the Nomination form (an rtf file) to the UFF USF Chapter Election Committee; all nominators will receive a receipt within 24 hours. Self-nominations are encouraged.
$ 500 Travel Grants for UFF Members
The USF Chapter of the UFF will award six $ 500 Travel Scholarships for summer and fall. This will be for travel for participation in a professainl activity. All applications are due by April 21, and only UFF members are eligible. The six recipients shall be selected by lot at the April 22 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, Adrienne Berarducci (click here).
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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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