Negotiation Information

Dear Colleagues, as we continue to negotiate with the Administration on your behalf, I want to emphasize that all of our "asks" are based on a sense of fairness and Respect for Faculty. We believe that discussing each article of the contract and jointly reaching a solution is respectful. However:

September Bargaining update

The Bargaining session last Friday was well attended by faculty.

The support for our work continues to grow (a lot of new members have joined!) and signals our determination to the administration. A special thanks to those who stayed late with us.

Firstly, we made it clear that salary is the faculty's priority (witness the high number of folks teaching overload and summer courses for extra money) by leaving our salary proposal quite high ($3300 and 3%) for each of the next two years. We also reduced or removed some items from our original proposal in making our second.

August Bargaining update

The Bargaining Team from United Faculty of Florida-FSCJ met with the Administration/Board representatives on Wednesday afternoon until about 5:30. There were roughly 20-25 faculty members present. We presented our Compensation and Workload proposals first. Having heard Dr. Bioteau make repeated public statements that she would like to help us get our salaries up to the state average, we took her at her word. We proposed salary increases of $3306 and 3% for this year and $3305 and 3% for next year.

Contact Your Senator Now on Bills Moving to a Vote Soon

The most serious threats faculty members face now (March 31-April 3) are to the benefits that are part of their compensation package.  House Speaker Weatherford has made it clear that his top priority this session is to cut retirement and health insurance benefits for public employees. We have a chance of stopping this action in the Senate if faculty call (from a private phone) the Florida Senator from their district and leave a 30-second polite message with the receptionist. (It helps to mention that you live in the district.) See link below for phone number of your Senator.        

United Faculty of Florida Bargaining Update March 28, 2014

Dear Colleagues,
 
Your United Faculty of Florida- FSCJ Bargaining Team met with the Administration’s team today. We worked on several issues of importance to all Faculty.
 
We reached Tentative Agreement on Article 4 (Faculty Rights).  There were small changes to the current language, the main one being a clearer faculty notification policy when derogatory documents are placed in a personnel file.