Thursday’s Florida Supreme Court ruling did more than dash the hopes of more than 620,000 public workers in the Florida Retirement System who wanted to see 3 percent of their pay returned. It also opened the doors for lawmakers to make more changes that help the state’s bottom line but cost the school teachers, law-enforcement officers, county employees and state workers.
From the Tallahassee Democrat, Jan. 18, 2013
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Full text of the Democrat story: http://www.uff-fsu.org/art/td20130118.pdf
The full text of the Florida Supreme Court 4-3 ruling, including dissenting opinion is available at: http://www.uff-fsu.org/art/sc12-520.pdf
Salaries (the new Salary article’s Tentative Agreement [TA] can be found at http://www.uff-fsu.org/art/Art23TA.pdf):
1. Promotion raises, now at 12% and 15%, with back-pay to early August, were implemented in December (See Sec. 23.3(c) of the Salary TA).
2. Merit increases averaging 1% will begin to appear in paychecks on January 25th. (See Sec. 23.5(b) [second "(b)", whoops!] of the Salary TA).
Some brief updates that may be of interest:
1. Implementation of ratified changes to our UFF-FSU Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is proceeding. At least some promotion raises, now at 12% and 15%, with back-pay to early August, were implemented in December, and at least some merit raises are slated for implementation by January 25th. Implementation is also proceeding for other raises called for in the revised Article 23, but no information on dates has yet come to our attention (sorry). Vice President McRorie sent a memo summarizing bylaw changes that will be needed in view of the new contract provisions on evaluation (Article 10) and for other reasons.
VP McRorie’s memo can be found at:
The ratified 2012 changes to our CBA can be found via the summary of changes at: