Bargaining Update – April 5, 2021

Bargaining season is upon us!  This year the BOT team and FSU team each open two articles, along with Article 23 (Salaries).

We met briefly last Thursday to inform each other which articles we’re opening.  UFF is opening Article 17 (Leaves) and Article 24 (Benefits), and the BOT is opening Article 8 (Appointments) and Article 19 (Conflict of Interest).

At our next meeting, the teams will exchange formal proposals and explain the changes they are seeking and why.  That meeting is scheduled for Wed., April 14, at 1:00.

For as long as faculty have bargaining rights, we will continue to press for faculty interests.

Bargaining sessions are open to faculty, and negotiations in the past have benefited from faculty attendance. There is definitely strength in numbers, and we appreciate having you! If you would like to attend, please respond to this message and we will send you the Zoom link.

The key to a strong Collective Bargaining Agreement is a strong membership base, so if you are not a member, please join! There has never been a more important time for us to stand together.

All best,

Irene Padavic and Scott Hannahs, Co-Chief Negotiators, UFF-FSU

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