Time and place. The meeting was conducted at 12 noon on USF Tampa in MSC 4200 and on Zoom.

Attendance. 26 UFF members and two staff members

Minutes. Minutes of the 12 January 2024 meeting approved.
President’s Report.

  • Certification. 629 cards have been collected thus far, 38% of the bargaining unit. This satisfies the legal requirement, but for logistical and political reasons, we want a large supermajority.
  • UFF Leadership. Discussion of the status of litigation before PERC. Meanwhile, UFF is seeking a new executive director.

New Business

  • Election Committee. Motion to approve the proposal of the Election Committee. Motion approved.
  • Memorial for Bob Welker. Planning is underway.


  • Grievances. Six instructors were laid off in violation of the contract, and are now no longer being paid. UFF is representing them in a grievance – now in litigation.
    • Motion made and seconded to pay the dues of these laid off instructors in order to maintain their good standing. Motion passes.

    Several grievances underway, particular in Nursing.

  • Treasury. We are solvent.

These minutes were respectfully submitted on 31 January 2024.