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.
[Posted on behalf of Robin Goodman, UFF-FSU Chapter Secretary and Bargaining Team Member]
The UFF-FSU bargaining team is happy to announce that at the August 8th bargaining session the BOT team acknowledged our cogent arguments on most positions. And more: due to UFF’s persistence and diligence at the bargaining table, the Board of Trustees’ team agreed to give us not only the 3% performance-based increase with a $1,500 floor, not only the $750 per FTE merit bonus based on the department/unit merit procedure evaluations completed in Spring semester 2011, not only the expected promotion raises, but also an additional $150 bonus funds per FTE of merit for deans to distribute!
We thank everyone in the bargaining unit for your patience and support during these difficult negotiations.
We also are grateful to the administration for their continued willingness to return to the bargaining table. Their ability to understand our position in defense of the contract language regarding departmental merit evaluation criteria and procedures was key in reaching these agreements. In the end, we were able to reach consensus on how meritorious and deserving of recognition so many of our faculty have proven to be. We laud you on your accomplishments!
The new salary amounts are effective immediately, with no money lost due to the delay.
When the new semester begins, we will be asking you to ratify these agreements.
The Salary (Article 23) Tentative Agreement
The Merit Bonus Memorandum Of Agreement