USF-UFF Chapter Meeting

Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12 noon in B206 on USF Sarasota / Manatee.

Attendance. Thirteen UFF members, including five members of the Council.

Minutes. Minutes for January 26 are approved.

President’s Report.

  • Laurie Byers. Ms. Byers will be our UFF staff for organizing.

Old Business.

  • Election. Call for nominations.
  • Faculty use of own books in classes. Discussion of policies under consideration.

New Business.

  • Effect of possible USF consolidation per HB 423. The location of tenure is an issue.
  • Union-busting bills, HB 25 and HB 7055. Discussion.
  • Anomalous positions. The College of Nursing has a number of non-tenure-track professors.
  • Adjuncts. The SEIU’s certification election for USF adjuncts is underway.
  • Political Education Committee. Call for members.


  • Membership. Discussion.
    • Motion made and seconded to continue the Travel Scholarship Program with same conditions as in previous term, except for five scholarships, the sixth going to a member who votes. Motion passes.

These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 22 February 2018.