Chapter Minutes 22 May 2020

Time and place. This meeting was conducted at 12 noon on Zoom.

Attendance. 23 members, including 13 members of the Council, and one staff member.

President’s Report.

  • Fall. The Board of Governors will meet on May 28 just after 2:00 pm to discuss plans to open in fall. The UFF office in Tallahassee encourages us to attend.

New Business.

  • The Pandemic. The Administration has sent out a survey of faculty to gauge faculty concerns. There seems to be a lot of faculty anxiety in the Bargaining Unit.

Old Business.

  • Consolidation. Discussion of treatment of tenure and promotion packets from regional versus Tampa campuses.
  • Government Relations. Reports on the recent meetings of the PCTA and UFF Government Relations committees. The USF Chapter will endeavor to form such a committee.

Committee Reports.

  • Bargaining. Discussion of upcoming bargaining.
  • Grievances. USFSP continues to generate a large number of grievances.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Membership. Discussion.
  • Publicity. The Publicity Committee is conducting interviews with prospective web designers.
    • Motion made and seconded that the Chapter authorizes the President to offer up to $ 3,000 for a web design. Motion passes.

These minutes respectfully submitted on 9 May 2020.