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Thank You for Voting to Ratify the Contract!


Employees in the UFF USF Bargaining Unit have just voted to ratify the proposed contract, as described in the see the 5 October 2019 Biweekly Extra. Bargaining the next contract starts first thing next year.

FEA Fund Our Future Bus Tour


On October 21, the Florida Education Association started its statewide Fund Our Future bus tour. The bus had been parked outside the hotel during last weekend’s annual FEA Delegate Assembly…




…and was the site of a press conference featuring FEA President Fed Ingram. During the next few weeks, the bus will make over fifty stops in over thirty counties to publicize the plight of Florida’s public schools, and to promote an FEA proposal to boost public education funding by $ 22 billion over the next decade.


The tour is associated with two Twitter accounts, #4EveryStudent and #FundOurFutureFL. The bus will come to the Tampa Bay area, and events include:

For more information, see the Fund Our Future (Florida) web-page or contact the FEA.

Consolidation


We are watching the USF consolidation process closely. Here are links to UFF USF Biweekly articles on the process:

In addition, here is the USF page on the Consolidation Task Force.


Election Season


Election season is upon us. For information on the candidates, visit the Election Season page.

Organizing

We are planning for a recruitment campaign.  We need volunteers!  We need to get UFF members more active in the union.  If you are interested, contact the Membership Chair, Adrienne Berarducci.

Tenure and Promotion

Newsletter Series on Performance, Evaluations, and the Reward Structure: Raises, Renewals, Tenure and Promotion

The newsletter is running a series of article on job performance, how it is evaluated, and how evaluations are translated into raises, renewals, tenure and promotion decisions.  This series was inspired by recent changes in the tenure and promotion guidelines at USF.  Articles thus far: