Chapter Meeting Next Week in Tampa
The UFF USF Chapter will meet next week, Friday, May 13, at 12 noon in Temple Terrace, just east of USF Tampa, at CDB Restaurant (5104 E. Fowler Ave., at 51st & E. Fowler). Everyone is invited to the Chapter Meeting. There will be pizza, salad, and drinks.
On the agenda: we continue to get ready for fall. We consider two issues from the membership report: long-range planning and communications.
This is the first Chapter Meeting of summer. We will meet during the summer on a schedule TBD.
National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive
The NALC is one of our fellow unions under the AFL-CIO umbrella, and their annual food drive is coming up. Just leave non-perishables by your mailbox on Saturday, May 14, to be picked up by your friendly neighborhood letter carrier.
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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.
Grievance Workshops Tomorrow
The USF Chapter will a workshop on the grievance process tomorrow, Friday, 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. Please RSVP the Grievance Chair, Dan Belgrad.
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).
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.