As expected, some of the bad ideas that failed to become Florida law last session are circulating again in pre-session circles. Among these are proposals to eliminate or change tenure in state-assisted higher education.
First Second Friday gathering will be held on September 9, from 5:00-7:00 at Miller’s Ale House, on the north side of Apalachee Parkway, just east of downtown (before Magnolia). This will be a chance to reconnect with colleagues after the summer, celebrate (and maybe even spend a bit of) your UFF-negotiated performance and merit raises, and brace yourself for the onslaught when the legislative committees return to make mischief in November.
As always, UFF-FSU will provide light snacks. All UFF-FSU members and their guests are invited.
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!
Members of the UFF-FSU bargaining unit at the FSU School (Florida High) vote today (September 1) on their new 2011-2014 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Voting is taking place from 7:30-12:10 and 1:05-3:30 in front of the FSU School library.
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 UFF-NFO-2014 for the presentation given by UFF-FSU President Jennifer Proffitt at the 2014 New Faculty Orientation.