This spring, courses suddenly went online mid-semester and many other professional arrangements were disrupted. Some of this disruption will continue into and perhaps through fall. For this reason, the United Faculty of Florida has bargained a Memorandum of Understanding with the USF Administration.
In this negotiation, the United Faculty of Florida represents all 1,600+ faculty and professionals in the UFF USF Bargaining Unit, and the USF Administration represents the USF Board of Trustees.
This "MOU", once ratified, requires, among other things:
The next step is to ratify the MOU. Both the employees of the UFF USF Bargaining Unit and the USF Board of Trustees must ratify this MOU in order for it to come into effect. Employees will ratify the MOU by voting on it by mail ballot. All UFF USF employees, both UFF members and non-members alike, are eligible to vote and should vote on this MOU. UFF will have ballot packets - in 10 x 12 envelopes - sent to the home addresses of UFF USF employees. We have sent them to a printer, and will announce when they are in the mail. UFF believes that this MOU is in the best interest of the UFF USF employees and the university, and strongly encourages a vote in favor of ratification. If you have any questions, please send us an email or contact your favorite officer or representative in UFF USF.<! Announcements>
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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.
Chapter Meeting Friday, May 22, via Zoom: for an invitation, contact the Chapter Secretary.
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