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State of the Union Address 2021 and Reminders

State of the Union Address 2021

As promised I am sharing our State of the Union Address with all of you through a podcast and on YouTube. You can locate it at our podcast site here. Or on our YouTube site here. We plan to regularly bring you episodes and discuss issues important to us all. Please subscribe or check us out from time to time. 

Reminder Free Coffee

Don’t forget coffee on us this summer. If you give us your name and address (and you are in the bargaining unit), we will mail you a $10 gift card for Foxtail Coffee. They have numerous locations around Orlando, one on University Blvd as well as in the campus bookstore in the John T. Washington Center.

You have until May 10 to put your order in for the card, with cards being mailed out by the end of May. During the summer send us a photo of your cup of coffee.

The form to request the card is here

2021 Florida Legislative Update

We have come to that time where the Florida Legislature has end. They will meet again but just to consider budgetary matters. As far as the state education budget, $5.3 billion has been allotted for the State University System with tuition and fees, as well as funding for need-based financial aid, are held at current levels and were not cut as originally proposed. Additionally, there will be $37.8 million for state university school maintenance.

HB 835/SB 1014 which was a threat to the existence of our unions or others below 50% density did not pass this session. SB 84 which was a threat to the financial security and future of our defined benefit pension program also failed to pass the legislature. 

HB 233 passed which requires faculty at state colleges and universities to take an “intellectual freedom and diversity” survey about your personal beliefs. The governor has not yet signed it, but we should expect he will. We will update you on this legislation as it becomes law.

We should not forget that the state legislature has also made it harder to vote and protest in public. 

Summer 2021 Is Upon Us

On a final note, we in union leadership would like to thank all of you getting through another difficult COVID semester. We appreciate everyone who has supported us during Full Book Bargaining and especially those that have reached out in email or attended one of the Town Halls to share their concerns. We are a stronger Union when we work together and communicate. For those of you who are off this summer, please enjoy your free time. For this of you teaching or fulfilling a summer appointment we are here if you need us, please reach out anytime. And most of all thank you all for your hard work and dedication during these trying times, we in the union leadership raise a glass and we hope to buy you a cup of coffee.

Robert Cassanello
UFF-UCF, President

UFF-UCF Update and Reminders

COVID MOU

Our Bargaining Team negotiated a new COVID MOU through this summer. We will soon host a ratification of this agreement. I will announce details when I know them. Please look over the agreement here.

Reminder Free Coffee

Don’t forget coffee on us this summer. If you give us your name and address (and you are in the bargaining unit), we will mail you a $10 gift card for Foxtail Coffee. They have numerous locations around Orlando, one on University Blvd as well as in the campus bookstore in the John T. Washington Center.

You have until May 10 to put your order in for the card, with cards being mailed out by the end of May. During the summer send us a photo of your cup of coffee.

The form to request the card is here.

Full Book Bargaining

Remember we are still bargaining the next Collective Bargaining Agreement. This will continue throughout the summer and into the fall. We sponsored Full Book Bargaining Town Halls during the spring semester. If you have feedback or want to speak with the Bargaining Team just let us know and we would like to hear what is on your mind. You can see the current state of bargaining on our website here.

In Solidarity,

Robert Cassanello,
President, UFF-UCF

Upcoming Events

May
20
Thu
11:00 am UFF-UCF Council Meeting
UFF-UCF Council Meeting
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A meting of the UFF-UCF Council, including all senators and alternative senators. For information on the meeting, please contact president@uffucf.org.
May
25
Tue
11:00 am UFF-UCF Council Meeting
UFF-UCF Council Meeting
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A meting of the UFF-UCF Council, including all senators and alternative senators. For information on the meeting, please contact president@uffucf.org.
Jun
8
Tue
11:00 am Executive Council Meeting
Executive Council Meeting
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A meeting of the executive council of UFF_UCF. Please contact president@uffucf.org if you are interested in more information.

Did You Know?

DYK: The History of UFF

Faculty members launched UFF in 1968 to defend against discrimination and harassment in academia.

DYK: Tuition for Faculty

As a state employee, you are eligible for free tuition at UCF.

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