This edition includes hundreds of faculty comments that help to clarify and
elaborate on the meaning of the quantitative results released last week. The
quantitative results appear in both editions. Continue reading →
The UFF-FSU Chapter will sponsor a May 24 luncheon featuring attorneys Thomas
W. Brooks and Lynn C. Hearn to discuss legal aspects of recent cuts in
retirement benefits. Please let me know if you plan to attend so that we can be
sure to have enough food and drink for all. Here is an excerpt from a
downloadable flyer available at
UFF-FSU is happy to announce that we will be sponsoring “A Conversation with Provost Stokes” on Wednesday, September 28, from 12:30-1:30 in the Askew Student Life Center, Room 101B&D. Lunch will be provided free to UFF-FSU members; non-members will be charged $12 to cover the cost of their lunch.
Our Big Bend Labor Chapter affiliate is hosting its annual Labor Day Picnic on Monday, September 5th, from 11am-4pm at Myers Park. All FSU faculty members and their families and guests are welcome. This event is open to the entire community. More information is at this link: Labor Day Picnic!
Did you miss this year’s New Faculty Orientation? Are you a returning faculty member who wonders why your new colleagues should join UFF? Click here for the presentation given by UFF-FSU President Jack Fiorito at the 2011 New Faculty Orientation.
Through the help of many generous volunteers, we have completed our initial distribution effort. With almost 1700 represented faculty (also known as “covered by the contract,” “in unit,” or “part of the General Faculty Bargaining Unit” at FSU), a distribution effort spread over several weeks, summer holidays, and other complications, we have surely missed a few of you. Please let me know if you have not yet received the new (white cover) “CBA” (firstname.lastname@example.org ). We will do our best to get one to you as soon as possible.
Collective bargaining continues for the 2011-12 academic year. Negotiations resume Monday at 2pm at the FSU Training Center. We hope to wrap up salary negotiations then, that is, to come up with new salary provisions to replace some of the current provisions in the 2010-13 CBA. We then plan to move on to some previously tabled issues, including academic freedom, evaluation, and new classifications for non-tenure track faculty.
Web Updates! Our UFF-FSU web site and email lists have undergone a major overhaul. Please take a look at the new web site (same address, www.uff-fsu.org ) and tell us what you think. We are trying to make it easy to find information, and easier to provide updates (you won’t notice that initially). You will immediately notice a different look and feel for the revamped web site. So please take a look, and direct your comments to the Chair of our ad hoc committee on web redesign, Prof. Phil Steinberg (email@example.com ). We have also updated our email list servers, but you will probably not notice more than a slight difference. You got this message, right? Glitches and gremlins in the changeover are possible of course, and we apologize in advance for any problems that may arise.