By a vote of 736-33, the faculty at Florida State University authorized the United Faculty of Florida to represent faculty in negotiating a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA, or “contract”) that specifies the terms and conditions of employment. At the FSU School (Florida High), the vote was 80-0.
Your CBA covers things like tenure, evaluation procedures, leaves (including sabbaticals, professional development leaves, and paid parental leaves), job security, disciplinary procedures, fairness in assignment of responsibilities, intellectual property rights, and academic freedom, as well as specifying procedures for filing a grievance if you feel that any of these rights have been violated.
The 2010-2013 General Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement between UFF and the FSU Board of Trustees as amended and approved by the faculty December 2012.
The 2009-2011 FSU School Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement between UFF and the FSU Board of Trustees and FSU School Board of Directors, amended by the 2009-2010 Supplemental Agreement and the 2010-2011 Reopener
Every year, select articles from the CBA are opened for renegotiation, and every three years the entire CBA is renegotiated. For updates from the bargaining team, check out Bargaining News.
(Note that on this website all references to the CBA and bargaining, except where explicitly noted otherwise, refer to the General Faculty CBA, not the FSU School Faculty CBA.)