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The USF Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida will meet Friday, May 22nd at noon on Zoom. Meetings for the summer are June 5 & 19, July 3 & 17 & 31, and August 14. Any employee in the Bargaining Unit may attend, but you must have an invitation:... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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There will be a USF UFF Chapter meeting on Friday, May 8th at noon. To get the Zoom invitation, contact Greg McColm and he will send you the instructions. Zoom works much like Teams and is very intuitive. On the agenda, faculty evaluations in light of COVID-19, teaching loads for... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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There will be a USF UFF Chapter Meeting this Friday, April 24th, at noon, via Zoom. All UFF USF members are welcome: for the Zoom link, contact the Chapter Secretary. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2020 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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The officers of FEA are hosting regional Town Hall Meetings remotely Tuesday thru Thursday next week. The schedule follows and please participate in your region, if at all possible. Both K-12 and higher education faculties are experiencing new normals in both work and family lives. All FEA members are in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2020 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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Support the National Call for an Education Stabilization Fund to help full state budget gaps so students don't suffer and educators don't get laid off. Please distribute this call-to-action link to your staff, members and leaders: https://educationvotes.nea.org/issue/covid-19/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2020 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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The USF Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida will meet Friday, April 10, at noon on Zoom. On the agenda: networking. Unions started as mutual aid societies, and this is a time when many of our colleagues need a little help from their friends. But finding help requires networks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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The USF Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida will meet online this Friday, March 27th at noon using Zoom software. Contact the Chapter Secretary for the links and instructions on how to login to the meeting. Zoom is easy to use and does not require any complicated downloading of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2020 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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If you would like to join the Chapter meeting this Friday at noon online, contact Susan Ariew, and she will send you the link to the meeting. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2020 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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Dear USF UFF Faculty, The USF chapter for UFF will be meeting next week, Friday, March 13 at noon in SOC 128. Join us to learn the latest about chapter elections, bargaining, legislation, and union activities! Lunch is on us. Arrangements are being made for you to join the meeting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2020 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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Post from Jane E. West, Education Policy Consultant: The 1.7 million member American Federation of Teachers recommended that its local and state affliliates endorse or support three candidates for President: VP Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Widely interpreted as a rebuke to billionaire Michael... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2020 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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The USF Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida will meet this Friday, February 28 at noon on USF Tampa in SOC128. Lunch is on us. On the agenda: the recruitment campaign, election mechanics, meetings on the St. Petersburg and Sarasota / Manatee campuses, and the spring election. This semester... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2020 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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We have issued a Call for nominations and posted a nomination form. All nominations must be made in writing and confirmed by February 28 and all nomination materials are due by February 28, and only those who are members by February 28 may participate in this election We urge everyone... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2020 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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Bargaining begins in earnest very soon. The UFF USF Bargaining Committee would like to know what is important to you. As UFF represents all UFF USF employees we would like everyone, members and non-members alike, to fill out the survey. Here is the link to the survey form. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2020 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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The next USF UFF chapter meeting will be on Friday, Feb. 14th from 12-1 PM on the USF Tampa Campus in SOC 128. Lunch is on us. Come and hear about the latest news about collective bargaining and current legislation to watch for in Tallahassee. This weekend, Feb. 7-9 is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2020 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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Graduate assistants provide meaningful teaching and research functions at most of our state universities. UFF supports legislation that provides graduate assistants with fee waivers or exemptions from financial aid fees, technology fees, capital Improvement fees, and other fees tantamount to fees for the right of employment. Consider the following. Florida... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2020 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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There will be a chapter meeting this Friday, January 31st at noon on the USF Campus in SOC128. Come and enjoy a free lunch with us and bring any questions or concerns with you. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2020 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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This Friday, November 8, is a chapter meeting in EDU 261 at noon. Lunch will be provided. Currently the Chapter is planning a “Meet and Greet” for President Currall at the end of the month. We could use some help getting out the word, creating flyers, etc. Also on the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
This year a major concern throughout the state of Florida is adequate funding for public education. The Fund Our Future campaign, sponsored by the Florida Education Association, is a statewide effort to advocate for and shine a light on the needs of our students in public schools. Unfortunately, Florida has... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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The USF Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida will meet this Friday, October 25th, at noon on USF Tampa campus in the Education Building, EDU 261. Lunch is on us. Here is the agenda: ***. Come and check us out. This fall, The USF UFF Chapter will meet on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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On Friday, October 11th, the USF faculty and professionals in the UFF USF Bargaining Unit voted in favor of ratifying the proposed UFF USF Collective Bargaining Agreement. The result was 98% in favor and 2% against. The new contract is identical to the 2016 - 2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement except:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2019 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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Faculty in the UFF USF Bargaining Unit will vote on a contract that the United Faculty of Florida (representing USF faculty and professionals) and the USF Administration (representing the USF Board of Trustees) tentatively agreed to last week. It comes into force once it is ratified by the faculty and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2019 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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The USF Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida will meet Friday at noon on USF Tampa campus in the Education Building, EDU 261. Lunch is on us. On the agenda: more consolidation, and meeting locations this fall. Come and check us out. This fall, we will meet on September... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2019 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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Post from Greg McColm's Biweekly. "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session," wrote Gideon Tucker, but what about when the Legislature is preparing to go into session? The Legislature convenes in January, but bills are being drafted at this moment. Based on recent... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at USF UFF Faculty Blog
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The USF Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida will meet Friday, Sept. 13th at noon at Ferg's Sports Bar, northwest of USF St. Petersburg at 1320 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33705. Lunch is on us. On the agenda: consolidation, and meeting locations this fall. Come and check us... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at USF UFF Faculty Blog