The August First Friday gathering will be held from 5:00-7:00 on Friday, August 5 at the Fermentation Lounge, 113 All Saints Street (in the shadow of the Department of Education building). As always, this is a chance for UFF members and their guests (fellow faculty, family, friends, etc.) to unwind as well as discuss recent happenings at the university. UFF will provide light snacks.
Negotiations between the UFF and the Board of Trustees (BOT) for the 2011-2012 began in late spring and are ongoing. Below are some key points about bargaining progress and what is on the agenda:
The UFF bargaining team is pleased to announce that we are near agreement on Across the Board raises (ATB). Last year, while negotiating the one-time-ATB payment, we proposed implementing a raise rather than a one-time-payment. The president said that he would try, and we are happy that he has now agreed to make last year’s bonus a raise to base salary. We appreciate the efforts on the part of the president and the Board of Trustees to find funding for raises, particularly in a year of drastic budget cuts and political intransigence at the state level. The president recognizes that the faculty deserve to be rewarded. A few important details remain to be resolved, but the UFF team has every intention of coming to an agreement by the August 5th deadline that the BOT team says is required so the raises will appear in the first paycheck of the academic year.
UFF-FSU’s new website is scheduled to go live on August 1, 2011.
Check out this video, produced by UFF-FSU and starring some of your colleagues looking very mean!