United Faculty of Florida (UFF) is the professional association and collective bargaining agent for faculty members of colleges and universities in Florida, and is an affiliate of the Florida Education Association, which is affiliated with both the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. UFF is AFT Local 7463. The UFF was elected to represent UCF faculty and other employees in 1976. In 2002, UCF’s faculty and professional employees overwhelmingly signed authorization cards to retain our union after the Florida legislature restructured the State University System; more than 70% of us expressed our desire for UFF to continue representing us.
“I consider it important, indeed urgently necessary, for intellectual workers to get together, both to protect their own economic status and, also, generally speaking, to secure their influence in the political field.”Albert Einstein, Charter member, AFT, Princeton, 1938
(excerpt from essay “For an Organization of Intellectual Workers”, published in Dr. Einstein’s book Out of My Later Years, 1950, pp. 179-180)