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United Faculty of Florida -- USF Chapter
13 April 2022
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Joint Statement on Tentative Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement

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:

  • provides pay increases to faculty for three consecutive years beginning with a $2000.00 one-time bonus payable upon full ratification of the CBA, followed by a 3.5% base increase to all faculty with satisfactory evaluations effective August 2022, and then a 2.0% base increase to all faculty with satisfactory evaluations effective August 2023;
  • base salary increases are cumulative and not contingent;
  • creates a 1% discretionary pool in every year of the contract to fund faculty compensation adjustments for special achievements, market equity, counter offers, and awards;
  • extends the tuition waiver program to faculty, which allows USF employees to transfer their own unused tuition waivers to their spouses, partners, or dependent children for the purpose of enrolling in eligible undergraduate courses;
  • strengthened the participation of the faculty in developing expectations for evaluation;
  • updates the article on sexual harassment and Title IX;
  • supports a clinical practice plan for nursing faculty, a first at USF;
  • commitments to study and address faculty salary equity; and
  • maintains the protections and processes with which the faculty are accustomed.
The parties will finalize the tentative agreement and then present the new CBA to the in-unit faculty and the USF Board of Trustees for a vote on ratification. Both teams strongly recommend the new CBA to their constituents.

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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