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As in the rest of the world, uff-UNF continues to monitor the effects of the new coronavirus. In March 2020, UNF transferred all online/remote campus courses in the spring and summer of 2020, limiting campus activities to essential services. The UFF-UNF continues to advocate transparency in higher education policy with regard to faculties. In this regard, the UFF-UNF continues collective bargaining, leading to various important agreements to support faculty rights. Below is a summary of UFF-UNF`s pandemic activities: Union Covid Response On this page, you will find your collective agreement (“CBA” or “faculty contract”) and all the agreements signed. The current KBA will be in effect from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019 or until the ratification of the new KBA. Section 24 on “treatments” is called into question each year. Thank you for joining us for our Faculty Rights Forum! Here is the PowerPoint enhancement of your rights as part of the contract and action agreement. FACULTY RIGHTS This agreement has been ratified by the negotiating unit and the foundation board. It was in effect on October 1, 2019. Changes to the language of the contract for review here: Article 24 Final Count 2017 (pdf). This agreement was ratified by the foundation board and the bargaining unit.

It is in effect on September 7, 2017. The UNF administration will conduct a new negotiation agreement with AFSCME on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The meeting is via Zoom. For more information, please contact Daniel Nicolas at the daniel.nicolas@unf.edu. For more information on the ongoing CBA 2020-22 negotiations, click here (link). United Faculty of Florida (UFF) continues negotiations on salary increases for a f-IGP after a new round of collective bargaining (CBA) on January 8. The 8 January meeting consisted mainly of non-economic articles, and the Board of Trustees had no counter-proposal to address the issue of wages. Chapter 447, the Florida Statutes, provides for collective bargaining by officials. The majority of our support staff are currently represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). University police personnel are currently represented by the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, Inc.

(PBA). Members of the faculty in unit are represented by the United Faculty of Florida (UFF). Negotiations are continuing, but there is no date for the next round of negotiations between UNF and UFF. If both parties do not approve of the new CBA, they go to an impasse, which means that the decision will be judged by an impartial judge. The agreement provides for a one-time flat-rate bonus for all members of the bargaining unit. The money available for this bonus is 4% of the salaries of all faculty members. Since then, BOT members have changed and the UNF has a new president and a new priest participating in the negotiations, which has made the problem more complex with the new faces. Malcom himself did not start his career at UNF until 2014. The following links contain the employment contracts between the university and the relevant unions representing different employees of the university: previously, the UFF-UNF had proposed a 9 percent increase in faculty salaries for the BOT in the fall of 2019, but the BOT struck with an increase of 2.5 percent and both parties did not agree to the terms.

UFF-UNF insists that the BOT can afford to invest more money in the UNF faculty, given that the university has a budget of $193 million for 2019-20.