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Voting for 2015-18 CBA Ratification

Here is all the info you need to know for the Ratification Vote for the 2015-18 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).


  • You can check out the new proposed CBA. This is what you are voting on.
  • You can compare it to the current (2012-15) CBA, or you can check out a file that compares the two contracts and has annotation showing the differences. (Note! You likely have to view this latter file in Adobe Reader; we can’t guarantee it looks right in your browser or in Preview.)
  • We have provided an extensive table of the changes between the current and proposed CBAs. Some of the highlights have been mentioned in previous posts (and emails to faculty) on Nov 9 and Nov 18.

Voting logistics:

  • Here is the ballot. You must print it out.
  • We must have your vote in-hand by 5 pm EST on December 7, 2015.
  • There is no online voting.
  • You can vote by campus mail, regular mail, or in person.
  • See below for instructions on how to vote.

To vote by mail:

  • Follow the visual instructions provided here.
  • Don’t forget that you need to put the ballot in an envelope that has no markings, and then that completely unmarked envelope goes inside another envelope that you sign.
  • Historically, ~5% of all faculty who vote do it incorrectly, thus invalidating their ballot! So please be careful when voting!
  • You can mail your correctly-enveloped ballot to Prof. John Fauth, Dept. of Biology, Zip +2368.
  • If you want to use regular (USPS) mail, mail it to Prof. John Fauth, UCF, Dept. of Biology, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816-2368.

To vote in person:

  • Come to the UFF table in the foyer of Hitt Library on December 2 or 3.
  • The table will be open for voting from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • We will have a ballot for you. We will also have a ballot box; your ballot will be a secret ballot.
  • You can also drop off your already-filled out ballot at our ballot box as well.

Vote counting:

  • The opening of the ballots and the counting of votes is a public event.
  • Any faculty member is welcome to witness the opening and counting.
  • The opening and counting will happen on December 8, 2015, starting at 10 a.m., in the Biology Buiding room 104.