2017-2018 Collective Bargaining Status

The annual bargaining of the Collective Bargaining Agreement began March 8th with the exchange of open articles by the Board of Trustees (BOT) and the UFF.  Salaries is of course open and each side is allowed to open two articles each year with the full agreement open every 3 years.

This post will be updated with versions of the articles as the bargaining progresses.

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Bargaining Update 4-19-17

Dear Colleagues,

The BOT and UFF bargaining teams met for three hours on April 12 and discussed several of the opened articles.

The discussion of the Tenure Article concerned the BOT’s proposal to switch from a set of 2nd-and-4th-year reviews to a 3rd-year review and the UFF’s position that any such switch would need to provide a choice for Assistant Professors who came in under the 2nd-and-4th-year system. The fact that this review system appears in several unopened articles was also discussed.

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Bargaining Update 3-29-17

The FSU-BOT team and the UFF-FSU team met on March 29 to begin bargaining for the 2017-18 contract. This is a “limited re-opener” year, which means that teams can open two articles each in addition to Art. 23 Salaries, which is automatically reopened. Each side officially notified the other on March 8 about which articles they would open. For the BOT, it is Article 15 Tenure and Article 16 Disciplinary Action and Job Abandonment. For the UFF-FSU it is Article 21 Other Faculty Rights and Article 24 Benefits.

The UFF-FSU presented its proposals: Read More →

Ratification of contract

FSU faculty are invited to voting on the ratification of the new 2016-2019 contract
on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24.  All faculty are eligible to vote, regardless
of union affiliation. Voting must be in person.   Polling places and times are as follows:
MONDAY, MAY 23
9am-11am  UNIVERSITY CENTER C ROOM 3101 (Comm.)
10am-12noon  KEURSTEINER LOUNGE (Keursteiner Music Building)
12noon-4pm  STROZIER MAIN LIBRARY LOBBY
1pm-3pm DODD HALL LOBBY
TUESDAY, MAY 24
10am-12noon CAROTHERS LOBBY (East end of building)
11am-1pm  BELLAMY HALL ATRIUM
1pm-3pm  MAG LAB LOBBY
1pm-3pm  STONE BUILDING
PANAMA CITY CAMPUS
11am-1pm LOBBY, FACULTY OFFICE BUILDING
For a description of the changes negotiated to the existing contract, go to the UFF
webpage at uff-fsu.org and look under “news” on the homepage.  The full proposed contract may also be accessed through a link on the May 11 news item.
Please vote and make your views known!
Best,
Matthew

Collective Bargaining Contract Negotiation Update 2016-05-10

The UFF and the FSU Administration have tentatively agreed upon a new 3 year contract.  This year the whole contract was open for renegotiation and changes were made to several articles.  This contract must be ratified by a vote of faculty and by the FSU Board of Trustees.  Look for details on the significant changes to your contract soon:

UFF-FSU Collective Bargaining Agreement 2016-2019

The individual articles tentatively agreed to by your negotiating team are

Article 1:   Recognition
Article 2:   Consultation
Article 5:   Academic Freedom
Article 6:   Nondiscrimination
Article 8:   Appointment
Article 9:   Assignment of Responsibilities
Article 12: Non-Reappointment
Article 17: Leaves
Article 20: Grievance
Article 22: Sabbaticals
Article 23: Salaries
Article 24: Benefits
Article 25: Payroll Deduction
Article 30: Amendment and Duration
Appendix B: Sample Dues Check-off Form
Appendix H: Dispute Resolution