Time and place. The meeting was conducted at 12 noon on USF Tampa in the Marshall Center Sabal Room and on Zoom.

Attendance. 24 members, two staff, and one guest.

Decorum and Code of Conduct. The secretary directed the body’s attention to Robert’s Rules on Decorum, the AFL-CIO Code of Conduct, the NEA Standards of Conduct, and to the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of ad hominem as an adjective.

The Chapter Council. The Chapter Council met at this point (see the 17 May 2024 Chapter Minute.

Minutes. April 19 minutes approved.

President’s Report.

  • Recertification. There will be a recertification election, with the costs shared by the USF Administration and UFF.
  • Unfair Labor Practice. UFF is pursuing multiple ULP complaints, including several on post tenure review, and so far two have been heard – and a third will be heard soon.
  • USF Board of Trustees. The BOT will meet on June 4 at 9 am on USF Tampa in the Marshall Center Ballroom; we anticipate that tenure and promotions of faculty will be on the consent agenda. UFF will encourage faculty to attend. There will be a preparing-to-attend-the-BOT-meeting social at Akropolis New Tampa on June 3 at 12 noon; interested members are asked to RSVP to President Steve Lang.
  • Old Office Records. UFF USF had an office in the NEC building, shared with UFF USF GAU, and the GAU has asked us to remove our old records. We need volunteers to assist.
  • Recruiting Software. We will set up training for volunteers to learn how to use Action-Builder.

Committee Reports.

  • Membership. The Committee will organize or attend the following:
    • July 30. Rays baseball game.
    • August 17. Rowdies soccer game.
    • August TBD. GAI workshop.
    • August TBD. New Faculty Orientation.
    • September 2. CLC Labor Day Picnic.
    • TBD. Benefits Fair.

    In addition, on July 15, snailmail letters to members who signed SOI cards, and August 7 – 20 flyers to members for back-to-school meetings.

  • Grievances. The Colleges of Nursing and Public Health have nonreappointed faculty, who were marched out of their offices, denied access to their research materials on university equipment, and had their external funding taken away.

    A grievance training session will be set up soon.

  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Government Relations. This summer, we will seek to visit local legislators.
  • Collective Bargaining. Discussion.

These minutes were respectfully submitted on 29 May 2024.