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9 February 2021
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It's election time for the UFF USF Chapter, and time to ask UFF USF members to consider running for office or representative seats. All dues paying UFF USF members, and only dues paying UFF USF members, may run and vote in this election. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 4.

Any UFF USF member may run for any one of these offices:

  • The President oversees the operations of the chapter.
  • The Vice President assists the President.
  • The Secretary maintains documents and records.
  • The Treasurer handles finances.
These four elected officers, and the Chief Negotiator and the Grievance Chair (both appointed by the President), make up the Executive Committee. In addition, the USF Chapter of UFF sends representatives to two union bodies:
  • The UFF Senate is the primary policy-making body of the statewide United Faculty of Florida, which is the strongest voice for higher education in Florida. It meets twice annually, during a weekend, and the USF Chapter of UFF is represented by senators elected by UFF USF members in this election. During the upcoming 2022 - 2023 term, the Senate meets in September and February at locations and dates TBD (it is a weekend, starting Saturday afternoon and ending Sunday morning, almost always in Central Florida).
  • The FEA Delegate Assembly is the primary policy-making body of the Florida Education Association, which represents K-20 teachers and professionals and is the strongest voice for education in Florida. It meets annually, and this year it will meet on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 13 - 15, and UFF USF is represented by delegates elected by UFF USF members in this election.
UFF USF members may run for either senator or delegate or both; UFF USF members running for an office may also run for one or both representative positions.

If you are interested or wish to nominate another member, please start the process by downloading, filling, and sending the nomination form to the Election Chair. All nominations must be received (in our hands) by Friday, March 4.

Ballots will be sent out the following week, and must be received (in our hands) by Friday, March 29. They will be counted at a special meeting, time and place TBD, to which all UFF members will be invited. The new officers and representatives are elected effective April 1.

Town Hall Meeting on Bargaining

Mark your calendars: we will hold a virtual Town Hall meeting on the bargaining situation on February 11 at 4 pm. We were supposed to have a successor contract negotiated, ratified, signed, and in place over a year ago. Find out what's going on at the table. The town hall will be held over Zoom; for an invitation, contact the Chapter Secretary.

USF United Support Fund for Food Pantries

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.


The next chapter meeting is this Friday, February 11, at 12 noon, via Zoom: for an invitation, contact the Chapter Secretary.

Membership: Everyone in the UFF USF System Bargaining unit is eligible for UFF membership: to join, simply download, fill in, and mail or email the membership form.

NOTE: The USF-UFF Chapter website is http://www.uff.ourusf.org, and our e-mail address is uff@ourusf.org.

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