Chapter Meeting Tomorrow on USF Tampa in EDU 314
The UFF USF Chapter will meet tomorrow, Friday, at 12 noon on USF Tampa in EDU 314. Everyone is invited to the Chapter Meeting tomorrow. There will be sandwiches, chips, sweets, and drinks. Two particular items on the agenda:
And the Grievance Chair will make a presentation on Article 11 on Evaluations in the
Collective Bargaining Agreement.
- Tie-breaking. In the election for representatives of the UFF USF Chapter in the UFF Senate and the FEA Assembly, there were ties. The ties will be broken by lot at the chapter meeting tomorrow.
- The theme is Getting Ready for Another Year. With election complete, the next order of business is: what are our plans for the coming year? All UFF members are strongly encouraged to come to discuss UFF's agenda for the next year.
$ 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).
A New Effort for Adjuncts
A new effort to organize adjuncts is underway: a Tampa Bay Adjuncts Coalition is holding an organizational meeting (and rally) on Saturday, April 16, from 4 pm to 6 pm, at Lakewood United Church of Christ, 2601 54th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712. UFF is not affiliated with this effort, but we are watching with great interest.
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; see also the main article (left).
Grievance workshops. For those who attended the grievance workshops on March 24 and March 31, the next two are today, April 7, and next week, April 14, each one from 1:45 pm to 3 pm on USF Tampa in CPR 355. If you missed them, there will be a workshop on USF St. Pete on May 6, from 10 am to 3 pm, on USF St. Petersburg in USC 258 (the Palm Room). All USF faculty and professionals are invited, and UFF members are especially asked to bring a colleague.
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.
USF Grant Writing Workshops
The USF Tampa College of Arts & Sciences is continuing its workshops on writing grant proposals. An NIH Workshop will be held on May 13 from noon to 2:30 pm. Click here for more information.