Starting on November 27 we will be voting to ratify the Diversity and Inclusive Culture MOU negotiated by the Bargaining Team. A link to that MOU is here [https://www.uffucf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/MOU-diversityInclusionsigned.pdf]. You will have from November 27th until December 7 to vote on this MOU. The vote will take place online as with previous recent ratifications. A link to the voting site will be sent out on November 27. Please be on the lookout for it.
All members of the Bargaining Unit are eligible to vote. The results of the ratification will be released by 5pm on December 9.
Greetings all, I have some updates to share with you.
Return to Campus News Coverage
A number of news outlets have covered our return to campus policies for spring. Some of these stories are behind paywalls unfortunately. On Tuesday Inside Higher Education published “Against Face-to-Face Teaching Mandates.” Yesterday the Chronicle of Higher Education published “Colleges Ask Professors to Return to the Classroom. Their Answer? That’s ‘Reckless’.” This story focuses on the University of Florida and state government. Today the Orlando Sentinel published “UCF faculty push back on plans to resume more in-person classes.”
UFF COVID Stories
United Faculty of Florida has set up a survey to collect “Unsafe Reopening & Covid-19 Pandemic” testimonials. Some of you have reached out to me with an interest in sharing your stories publicly, I would encourage you to check out the UFF site. http://myuff.org/covid-stories/
De-Certification of the Faculty Union at St. Leo
I want to bring your attention to the effort to decertify the UFF chapter at St. Leo University by their Board of Trustees. UFF has been working with the chapter that remains organized but not recognized. In these uncertain times of pandemic and economic uncertainty we need the strong presence of a union more than ever. Please consider checking out the Change.org petition sponsored by UFF and lend your support.
Robert Cassanello (he, him, his)
President, United Faculty of Florida at UCF
Did You Know?
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