Chapter Meeting Tomorrow on USF Sarasota / Manatee in A217
The UFF USF Chapter will meet tomorrow, Friday, at 12 noon in room A217 on USF Sarasota / Manatee. Everyone is invited to the Chapter Meeting tomorrow. There will be sandwiches, chips, sweets, and drinks. Two particular items on the agenda:
The Chapter will continue to meet on alternate Fridays. On April 8 and April 22, we will meet at 12 noon in EDU 314 on USF Tampa. Come and check us out.
- Tie-breaking. In the election for representatives of the UFF USF Chapter in the UFF Senate and FEA Assembly, there were ties. The ties will be broken by lot at the chapter meeting tomorrow.
- The theme is job security. In addition to our regular business, we will discuss job security issues, including tenure. The Grievance Chair will make a presentation on Article 12 on Non-Reappointment in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Welcoming Spring Social this Evening
USF graduate assistants are throwing a party this Thursday evening from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Mr. Dunderbak's Biergarten & Brewery at 14929 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., and they have invited USF faculty and graduate students. So come celebrate the fifth day of spring.
$ 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 professional 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; see also the main article (left).
Grievance workshops. The USF Chapter will hold four successive workshops on various aspects of the grievance process on four successive Thursdays, March 24, March 31, April 7, and April 14, each one from 1:45 pm to 3 pm on USF Tampa in CPR 355. All USF faculty and professionals are invited, and UFF members are especially asked to bring a colleague.
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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.
USF Grant Writing Workshops
The USF Tampa College of Arts & Sciences is continuing its workshops on writing grant proposals. One on Negotiating The Sea Of Competition: Compelling & Persuasive Grant Writing will be on April 1; another will be the NIH Workshop on May 13. Each will be from noon to 2:30 pm. Click here for more information.