A REPORT FROM THE UFF USF BARGAINING TEAM
The United Faculty of Florida bargains and enforces your contract.
While we do have some staff and legal support - union dues pay for staff and legal support - the bargaining team and grievance
representatives are volunteers, faculty and professionals who put in the time and effort to make sure we all have a working
The current contract was scheduled to be replaced by a new one this year, so bargaining a successor contract is
The United Faculty of Florida (UFF USF) Bargaining Team represents all employees - UFF members and non-members alike - in
the UFF USF Bargaining Unit.
The USF Bargaining Team represents the USF Board of Trustees.
This is a report from the UFF USF Chief Negotiator, Professor Bob Welker, of the School of Accountancy.
The UFF and USF collective bargaining teams met on Friday May 17, 2013 to engage in collective bargaining.
The UFF proposed a completely rewritten Article 15 on Tenure, the
contents of which and
an outline thereof are is posted online;
the current contract language is Article 15, starting on page 33, of the
the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Article 15 Tenure of the Collective Bargaining Agreement applies to all three USF system campuses.
There was a productive exchange of viewpoints between the two teams, and the USF collective bargaining team indicated that it would
carefully consider the UFF proposal.
A Tampa Faculty Senate committee is currently compiling data and soliciting input
in order to draft recommendations regarding promotion and tenure to submit to the USF Administration.
These recommendations only apply to the Tampa campus.
It is doubtful that USF will finalize its response to UFF’s tenure proposal until it receives and reviews the Tampa Faculty Senate
Neither team presented any other proposals.
The UFF previously presented a proposal regarding Article 14 Promotion which proposal the UFF intends to amend and present.
The UFF collective bargaining team is also working on many other proposals of benefit to the in-unit employees it represents.
The UFF collective bargaining team is interested in considering any input you wish to submit: send email via
our Chief Negotiator’s page.
The next scheduled collective bargaining session is July 12, 2013.
The United Faculty of Florida can use all the help we can get for bargaining, enforcing the contract, and other business of
running the union, and defending and advancing the interests and aspirations of our colleagues.
If you are not a member, we strongly encourage you to
join the movement;
if you are a member and would like to become more active,
contact the UFF USF President, Paul Terry,
or come a UFF USF Chapter meeting: the next one is on Friday, June 14, at 12 noon, at CDB Restaurant, 5104 E. Fowler Ave., in Temple
Terrace, just west of USF Tampa.