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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]

Remembering Phyllis J Hudson, UCF Librarian and a founder of UFF!

Forwarded from a message sent by our chapter president, Scott Launier: “Phyllis Hudson passed away on April 20, 2017. Phyllis was one of the founders of the United Faculty of Florida at UCF, and was a stalwart fighter for social … Continue reading


Posted on April 24, 2017 [View Article]

Spring Semester Edition of The Organizer is here!

Download your copy of the The Organizer, UFF-UCF’s own newsletter, right now! The spring-semester edition has been published. A paper version will be delivered to all bargaining unit faculty campus mailboxes shortly.


Posted on April 18, 2017 [View Article]

Come to the Annual End-of-Spring-Semester Social!


Posted on March 24, 2017 [View Article]

Info session on the new Phased Retirement Program

In the last two rounds of bargaining, UFF-UCF helped faculty obtain salary increases, family tuition at UCF, and more TIP, RIA and sabbatical awards. However, there was one other VERY IMPORTANT item that few faculty know about: a new Phased … Continue reading


Posted on March 3, 2017 [View Article]

Resolutions passed at the February 2017 UFF Senate Meeting

The semiannual UFF Senate Meeting was held on the weekend of Feb 18/19 at the Altamonte Springs Hilton. At the meeting, the following four resolutions were passed by the UFF Senate.     1. Support of Immigration and Diversity In … Continue reading


Posted on February 20, 2017 [View Article]

UFF-UCF Travel Gap Grant for Spring 2017

The UFF-UCF Travel Gap Grant program is back for the Spring 2017 semester! The graphic below has all the details! Contact our chapter treasurer, Barry Mauer, for an application. The completed application is due at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March … Continue reading


Posted on February 18, 2017 [View Article]

Call for Papers for Articles to be published in The Organizer

Have any news or announcements that you would like to share? The Organizer, your union’s biannual newsletter, is seeking contributions for its spring issue. Our theme is diversity and inclusion, though we will consider submissions on other themes as well. … Continue reading


Posted on January 29, 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]

End-of-Fall-Semester Social on December 5th!

Come to the End-of-Fall UFF-UCF Social! See the flyer below for details (or just scroll down for the text).


Posted on November 14, 2016 [View Article]

UFFUCF-sponsored night at Theatre UCF

UFF-UCF, your faculty union, is once again sponsoring a free “Night at the Theatre” for union members and their family and friends! On November 19th, Theatre UCF will perform “Cloud 9” by Caryl Churchill. The event starts at 7:30 pm … Continue reading


Posted on November 8, 2016 [View Article]

UFFUCF-sponsored Music Night with Flying Horse Big Band

UFF is sponsoring a free “Music Night” for union members. See the flyer below for info on how to get your tickets!


Posted on October 28, 2016 [View Article]

Travel Gap Grant program for Fall 2016 is here!

We are reopening UFF-UCF’s popular travel gap grant program for the fall semester. The deadline to apply is October 21st! We extended the deadline because of Hurricane Matthew. So you have an extra week! See the graphic below for details. … Continue reading


Posted on September 21, 2016 [View Article]

Come to the UFF-UCF Welcome Back Social on September 29

All UCF faculty are invited to our annual fall “Welcome Back” social on September 29, 2016. Come for free food, free drink, and free socializing! Also feel free to bring a guest. All faculty are welcome — you do not … Continue reading


Posted on August 18, 2016 [View Article]

Response to Pulse nightclub incident

Read the statement below from UFF-UCF President Scott Launier on the 6/12 tragedy at the Pulse nightclub. As president of the United Faculty of Florida at UCF, I wish to express my condolences to all UCF faculty, staff and students, … Continue reading


Posted on June 15, 2016 [View Article]

Travel Gap Grant for Summer 2016

We are reopening UFF-UCF’s travel gap grant program for the summer. See the graphic below for details. Apply soon!


Posted on May 18, 2016 [View Article]

Forum: Overcoming Intolerance and Exclusion at UCF

  UFF-UCF, your faculty union, presents a forum: Overcoming Intolerance and Exclusion at UCF Time and Location: April 6, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Teaching Academy 117, University of Central Florida Moderator: Yovanna Pineda, History Department, CAH. Panelists include: John Fauth, Biology Department, … Continue reading


Posted on March 30, 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]

UFF-sponsored Workshop: Savvy Social Security Planning

UFF, your faculty union, and Wilson Group Financial are sponsoring a financial planning workshop: “After UCF: Savvy Social Security Planning.” Come to the workshop to help answer such questions as: What’s your plan for getting the most out of Social … Continue reading


Posted on October 16, 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]

UFF-UCF Sponsoring a Night at Theatre UCF!

Support the UCF School of Performing Arts by joining your colleagues to watch “Hair” ! UFF is providing up to 40 free tickets to the performance on Friday, October 23rd, 2015, at 8 pm in the Theatre Building (Building 6). … Continue reading


Posted on September 23, 2015 [View Article]

UFF-UCF Newsletter Issue 1 is available

Issue 1 of the The Organizer, the newsletter of our UFF-UCF chapter, will be arriving in mailboxes soon! You can also check out a digital copy on our website. We anticipate the publishing frequency will be twice per year. In … Continue reading


Posted on August 25, 2015 [View Article]

Check out UFF-UCF’s Guide to Resources in the Orlando Area!

Your union is pleased to present a “Guide to Resources in the Orlando Area,” written by faculty, for faculty! Everyone’s welcome to download and make use of it, especially our NEW faculty just coming to Orlando from out of town. … Continue reading


Posted on August 3, 2015 [View Article]

Election Results for 2015-16 Chapter Council

The following email was sent to the Bargaining Unit on April 16, 2015, from the UFF-UCF Chapter Nominating Committee. Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce the results of the just-concluded election for the 2015-16 UFF-UCF Chapter Council. The new … Continue reading


Posted on April 16, 2015 [View Article]

Vote for your 2015-16 UFF-UCF Council

The following email was sent to the dues-paying UFF membership on March 31st, 2015. [Addendum: The votes will be counted on Monday, April 13, at 3 p.m. in room 445 of the Physical Sciences Building (PSB, building 121).] Dear Colleagues, … Continue reading


Posted on April 7, 2015 [View Article]

UFF-UCF Travel Gap Grant

Announcing the UFF-UCF Travel Gap Grant! Are you a dues-paying member of UFF and in need of travel funds? Read the graphic below for details about how you can apply to UFF’s new travel grant program!


Posted on March 29, 2015 [View Article]

New Resolution About the “Guns on Campus” Bill

The following email was sent out to the bargaining unit on March 28, 2015. It concerns another UFF-UCF resolution about the “Guns on Campus” bill (SB 176/HB 4005) currently being considered by our state Legislature. (UPDATE! March 29th: Yet another … Continue reading


Posted on March 28, 2015 [View Article]

Call for nominations for 2015-16 UFF-UCF council

The Nominating Committee sent out the following email to all dues-paying members on March 7th, 2015. Please contact Yan Fernandez (yrf@me.com) by March 18th if you have a nomination or self-nomination. We are soliciting nominations (including self-nominations) for the 2015-16 … Continue reading


Posted on March 7, 2015 [View Article]

Two UFF-UCF Council Resolutions on Current Issues

The following email was sent to the Bargaining Unit on March 3rd, 2015, from chapter president Jim Gilkeson. The resolutions mentioned below are available here: Resolution on Firearm-related bills Resolution on academic freedom and donor dictation Dear Colleagues, At our … Continue reading


Posted on March 3, 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]

UFF-UCF chapter award from FEA

The Florida Education Association’s annual Delegate Assembly was held in Orlando this past October. UFF-UCF’s delegates were in attendance, and were pleasantly surprised to be called up on stage to accept FEA’s “2014 Gold Membership Award” on behalf of our … Continue reading


Posted on November 18, 2014 [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]

New Faculty Orientation Reception on August 12

Note that your UFF is hosting our annual New Faculty Orientation Reception on August 12th in the Burnett Honors College Reading Room. Come by any time from 4 to 6 pm. It’s a great chance to talk with union members … Continue reading


Posted on July 30, 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]

Vote for your 2014-15 UFF-UCF representatives!

Attention dues-paying members of UFF-UCF! It is time for you to vote for your United Faculty of Florida-UCF Representatives for the 2014-15 academic year! You have until Thursday, April 10th to cast your vote.  However, please recognize that we must … Continue reading


Posted on April 2, 2014 [View Article]

Clarification of CAH Sick Leave Policy

Here is a copy of an email sent to CAH faculty by Claudia Schippert, UFF-UCF Contract Enforcement Cmte Chair:   Dear Colleague: This email is addressed to CAH faculty regarding the new CAH sick leave policy. While the policy’s initial … Continue reading


Posted on February 18, 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]

Update from the Grievance Chair

Dear Colleague: I am writing to let you know that UFF has won an arbitration on behalf of one of our colleagues here at UCF who had been fired from her job with the University. The colleague was fired when … Continue reading


Posted on August 6, 2013 [View Article]

New Faculty Reception

Traditionally the first social event of the academic year is our reception for new faculty. This year is no different! The event is on August 13 from 4 to 6 pm at the Burnett Honors College Reading Room. Come for … Continue reading


Posted on July 31, 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]

FYI – Link to the state appropriations bill’s text on pay raises

For your information, here are links to the appropriations bill that was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. The bill was Senate Bill 1500. You can find the bill (as well as all the laws that were … Continue reading


Posted on June 19, 2013 [View Article]

Chapter election results

We are pleased to announce that the following persons have been elected to be your United Faculty of Florida-UCF Chapter representatives for 2013-2014. Their terms start on September 1. Thanks to everyone who agreed to be nominated and to all … Continue reading


Posted on May 1, 2013 [View Article]

Is it April already? Time for the next open BU-wide monthly meeting!

Your faculty union, UFF-UCF, invites you to an open monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 10th, where faculty can discuss any topic of concern to the UCF academic community. All topics are welcome, but this month’s focus topic is SUMMER TEACHING … Continue reading


Posted on April 4, 2013 [View Article]

UFF chapter elections

It is time once again for elections for UFF at UCF chapter officers. This includes elections for President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Senators, Alternate Senators, and FEA Delegates. You can download the ballot from this link (PDF): http://www.uffucf.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/UFF_Ballot_2013_14.pdf. The instructions are … Continue reading


Posted on March 26, 2013 [View Article]

Come to the next BU-wide meeting!

Your faculty union, UFF-UCF, invites you to an open monthly meeting this Thursday, March 14th, where faculty can discuss any topic of concern to the UCF academic community. This month’s focus topic is SUMMER TEACHING and SUMMER CONTRACTS. Do you … Continue reading


Posted on March 12, 2013 [View Article]

Come to the Bargaining Unit-wide Meeting!

UFF-UCF invites you to an open monthly meeting where faculty can discuss any topic of concern to the UCF academic community. Do you have questions, concerns or suggestions about summer teaching? our contract? grievances or contract enforcement? tenure and/or promotion? … Continue reading


Posted on February 24, 2013 [View Article]

Summer Compensation Grievance

Dear Colleagues: Please check out this fact sheet (PDF) about UFF-UCF’s recent filing of a grievance concerning summer compensation. We welcome your input regarding both past practices and the best ways forward on this issue!


Posted on January 21, 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]

Workshop on Excellence Awards

Applying for UCF Excellence Awards in Teaching, Research, Service, Advising, and Librarianship UFF-UCF, your faculty union, is sponsoring a workshop outlining the timeline of events that can help you apply for the 5 categories of Excellence Awards at UCF. Excellence … Continue reading


Posted on November 9, 2012 [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]

United Faculty of Florida, UCF Chapter Council 2012-2013

We are pleased to announce the results of the recent election for officers and chapter council. The following have been elected for a term which officially begins September 1, 2012: CHAPTER OFFICERS PRESIDENT: Shelley Park (CAH) VICE-PRESIDENT: TBA SECRETARY: Terri … Continue reading


Posted on April 6, 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]

Agenda for Spring 2012 Consultation

1. Disability Accommodation. Faculty received Letters of Notification after the first days or weeks of the semester. Faculty need to know how to respond to the particular disability. Can a notice to the faculty member be given on MY UCF … Continue reading


Posted on March 25, 2012 [View Article]

My Word: Fla.’s Student-Faculty Ratios are Telling

From the Orlando Sentinel March 20, 2012|By Stanley D. Smith With the pending cuts in higher education in Florida receiving a lot of attention, it is worth examining one important aspect of Florida universities: the student-faculty ratios. U.S. News & … Continue reading


Posted on March 20, 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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Letter to the Bargaining Unit

Dear Colleagues: This is the time of year when we watch our state legislature closely to see what bills might have an impact on us. While the session started in January, their discussion of redistricting has been the focus, rather … Continue reading


Posted on February 17, 2012 [View Article]