The following is a joint statement by United Faculty of Florida Chief Negotiator Robert Welker and USF Chief Negotiator John Dickinson.
The bargaining teams for the University of South Florida and the United Faculty of Florida are pleased to announce that they have reached a tentative agreement on a new 3 year faculty collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The new CBA:
The proposed new contract will be presented to the employees of the UFF USF Bargaining Unit shortly and to the Board of Trustees. The UFF will hold a Q&A session after the chapter meeting on April 22 (the chapter meeting will be at 12 noon in EDU 261 on USF Tampa and the town hall will be at 2 pm; they will both be hybrid meetings with Zoom capability; for a Zoom invitation, contact the Chapter Secretary). Then the employees of the UFF USF Bargaining Unit will vote on ratifying the propsed contract and the USF Board of Trustees will vote on ratifying the proposed contract, and if both vote in favor of ratification, the proposed contract comes into force. Details on this process shall be forthcoming.
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Many of our students are struggling during this crisis, and the USF Foundation is supporting the USF Food Pantries to help out. They are accepting non-perishable donations, but one can also make monetary donations for the pantries at St. Petersburg, Sarasota / Manatee, and Tampa.
Next Chapter Meeting Friday, April 22, at 12 noon, location and medium TBD.
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