Bargaining Updates

Update on Collective Bargaining as of August 28th 2017

The following info was sent out to the Bargaining Unit on August 28 2017 Dear Colleagues: We are close to concluding current negotiations. As you know, bargaining involves give and take on both sides and we urge you to consider … Continue reading


Posted on August 28, 2017 [View Article]

Update on Collective Bargaining as of August 17th 2017

This emails was sent to faculty on August 17th. Dear Colleagues: Fifty faculty participated in Friday’s bargaining session, including helping to refine our bargaining proposals during our group’s caucus. The large turnout demonstrated that faculty care about our contract and … Continue reading


Posted on August 17, 2017 [View Article]

Update on Collective Bargaining as of August 1st 2017

Here is the text of an email sent to the Bargaining Unit on August 1, 2017. Dear Colleagues: Forty faculty participated in the last bargaining session. Such a large turnout demonstrates that faculty care about the result and reinforces our … Continue reading


Posted on August 1, 2017 [View Article]

Ratification Vote Happening Now for Updated CBA Articles 3, 8, 23, 24

Please see the notice below from UFF-UCF Chief Negotiator, Dr. John E. Fauth, Assoc. Professor of Biology. The documents (summary of articles, instructions on voting, and the ballot) are available as PDFs on our website too. Your ballot must be … Continue reading


Posted on November 16, 2016 [View Article]

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 … Continue reading


Posted on November 25, 2015 [View Article]

Collective bargaining finished for 2015-2018 contract

Read the message below from Prof. John Fauth (Biology; UFF-UCF Chief Negotiator) about the conclusion to Bargaining for the year! This was sent out as an email to the Bargining Unit on November 18, 2015. You can see the whole … Continue reading


Posted on November 18, 2015 [View Article]

Update on Collective Bargaining for 2015-2018 contract (Nov. 10, 2015)

Check out the update about Collective Bargaining from our UFF-UCF Chief Negotiator, Professor John Fauth of Biology. This info was emailed to faculty in the Bargaining Unit on November 10, 2015. Dear colleagues: In the immortal words of American icon … Continue reading


Posted on November 9, 2015 [View Article]

Update on Collective Bargaining for 2015-2018 Contract

See below for an update (as of October 1, 2015) on bargaining from our UFF Bargaining Team! After 14 months of negotiations, we are at a critical juncture of bargaining our contract for Fall, 2015 through Summer, 2018. We just … Continue reading


Posted on October 1, 2015 [View Article]

Bargaining Update: Results after December’s sessions

We had two bargaining sessions with the BOT’s team in December. Here is the update from our UFF-UCF bargaining team, John Fauth (Biology) and Barbara Fritzsche (Psychology): The UCF Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida is pleased to report … Continue reading


Posted on January 14, 2015 [View Article]

Bargaining Update: Results After 1st and 2nd Session

[Updated November 7th, 2014.] Your UFF bargaining team — made up of faculty just like you — has had two bargaining sessions so far with the Board of Trustees’ team, and the negotiations are moving along! There are 32 Articles … Continue reading


Posted on November 10, 2014 [View Article]

Faculty survey!

While we now have a contract with those just-ratified raises (at least once the BOT ratifies them too), your faculty union will be going back to the bargaining table in October to start negotiating the next three-year contract. But this … Continue reading


Posted on September 15, 2014 [View Article]

Results of ratification vote on 2014-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement

Please read the following letter from your UFF-UCF Bargaining Team.   Dear Colleagues: The UCF Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida is pleased to announce the results of the ratification vote on the 2014-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement. A total … Continue reading


Posted on August 27, 2014 [View Article]

2014-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement ratification vote

Please read the following letter from John Fauth, UFF-UCF Chief Negotiator, about participating in the contract ratification process. Deadline for Receipt of Ballot: August 22, 2014. Dear Colleagues: The UFF and BOT collective bargaining teams have come to tentative agreement … Continue reading


Posted on August 9, 2014 [View Article]

Bargaining Sessions during the Fall 2014 Semester

The bargaining sessions for the fall 2014 semester have been posted to the calendar. They are all open to the public, so come on out and see what happens! Even though we have a ratified CBA, your UFF team will … Continue reading


Posted on July 14, 2014 [View Article]

2013-2014 Collective Bargaining Agreement ratification vote

The UFF and BOT collective bargaining teams have come to tentative agreement (TA) on Article 23 (Salaries) and Article 3 (UFF Privileges). This agreement settles the impasse declared by UFF in September 2013. In particular, Article 23 is the article … Continue reading


Posted on February 4, 2014 [View Article]

News from the Impasse Hearing

The BoT Impasse Hearing was today (November 18). Please read about the outcome in our Press Release (PDF, DOC). The short summary was that the BoT committee recommended only a 0.5% non-retroactive raise, quite a disappointing result.


Posted on November 18, 2013 [View Article]

What is an Impasse Hearing?

There have been some questions regarding what exactly the repercussions of Impasse actually are, and what an Impasse Hearing is. Here’s the short summary: After failing to reach agreement over compensation, UFF declared impasse. When the parties are at impasse, … Continue reading


Posted on November 7, 2013 [View Article]

Data and Documents regarding the Impasse

As you know, we are currently at Impasse over negotations on Article 23 of the CBA. To provide some information and context, we have posted two documents. One is the formal statement of UFF’s position (PDF file) regarding issues at … Continue reading


Posted on November 6, 2013 [View Article]

Chronicle of Higher Ed salary survey

Here is some timely information to think about during the current debate about pay raises. The Chronicle of Higher Education has something to say about the salary of UCF’s faculty (tenured, TT, and instructors); data are for AY 2011-2012. The … Continue reading


Posted on October 27, 2013 [View Article]

Settlement of the 2012 Summer Pay dispute, with FAQ

  Dear Colleague: Good news!  Your faculty Union (UFF) succeeded in reaching a settlement with UCF about pay due to faculty who taught summer study abroad courses. UCF will now issue back pay to employees who taught Study Abroad in … Continue reading


Posted on October 4, 2013 [View Article]

2012-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement ratification vote

Below is the email sent out to the entire Bargaining Unit from Jim Gilkeson, our Bargaining Team Co-Chair. Please print out the ballot (DOC or PDF) and vote on the CBA by September 16, 2013!   Dear Colleague: During negotiations … Continue reading


Posted on September 2, 2013 [View Article]

Results of the Impasse Hearing

On July 16, the BOT’s Labor and Compensation Committee held the impasse hearing. See below for the message sent to the whole Bargaining Unit from Shelley Park about the results of that hearing.   Dear Colleague: I am writing to … Continue reading


Posted on July 23, 2013 [View Article]

January Bargaining Unit Meetings

  There will be two meeting in January to for discussion of faculty’s contractual rights and responsibilities as well as the efforts of your UFF-UCF representatives to enforce that contract, as follows: Wednesday, January 16, 12 noon-1 p.m., SU Key … Continue reading


Posted on January 8, 2013 [View Article]

Fall 2012 Update

As we begin a new academic year, the UCF chapter of the United Faculty of Florida extends a warm welcome to everyone. Please check out a letter from our chapter president, Shelley Park, that describes upcoming events, the current state … Continue reading


Posted on September 3, 2012 [View Article]

Ratification of the Same Sex Domester Partner Benefits MOU

I am pleased to announce that the ratification vote for the Memorandum of Understanding on Same Sex Domestic Partner Benefits has been approved unanimously. The MOU will also be presented to the UCF Board of Trustees for their vote, which … Continue reading


Posted on June 15, 2012 [View Article]

Ratification of the Same Sex Domestic Partner Benefits MOU

Dear Colleague, Your UFF bargaining team is writing with some very good news and a request for your vote in support. Earlier this week, your union (United Faculty of Florida or UFF) and the UCF Board of Trustees (BOT) came … Continue reading


Posted on May 24, 2012 [View Article]

MOU Ratification Vote Results

We are pleased to announce the Memorandum of Understanding allowing a trial of an electronic promotion and tenure process for the College of Sciences in 2012-2013 has been ratified by a vote of 106 in favor, 2 opposed. We are … Continue reading


Posted on April 4, 2012 [View Article]

Joint Announcement – Memorandums of Understanding Signed

The United Faculty of Florida and the University of Central Florida Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that on March 16, 2012, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that authorizes a promotion plan for instructors and lecturers. Beginning … Continue reading


Posted on March 28, 2012 [View Article]

Economic (Salary) Gains through Collective Bargaining

2004-2005 2% across-the-board increase 1% defined merit pool 1% market equity pool 9% promotion increases 98 salary increases of $5,000 through TIP/RIA/SoTL increased summer teaching from 11% to 12.5% per 3-hour course increased the number of and $ amount of … Continue reading


Posted on February 20, 2012 [View Article]

What am I Legally Guaranteed?

With UFF and the collective bargaining agreement 12.5% of your 9-month pay for each 3-hour summer course. one sabbatical for every 30 faculty members at 75% of 9-month pay for a full year or 100% for one semester. 9% raise … Continue reading


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Your Bargaining Concerns

Dear Colleague, I hope the fall semester is going well for you. The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the UCF Board of Trustees (BOT) and the United Faculty of Florida (UFF) will expire in August 2012. Negotiations on a successor … Continue reading


Posted on February 17, 2012 [View Article]