I just wanted to send this update to all bargaining unit members because a number of you have emailed me this week to inquire about our salary negotiations. As you know our bargaining team submitted Article 23 Salaries to the BOT on February 24, 2021. In it we asked for a 3.5% raise this year and 3.5% increase each of the following two years. UCF told us after Labor Day they would know the budget and could begin to negotiate Article 23 Salaries. We have not had a salary increase since the summer of 2019 and our union feels we are due. During that time of no increase the standard of living has climbed 5%. We hope to share information about Article 23 Salaries and bargaining shortly.

Robert Cassanello
UFF-UCF, President