Update on Raises Article 23 Salaries

Our union is currently negotiating Article 23 Salaries which includes a raise proposal. Our original proposal was for a 3.5% raise for this year (and the same for the following two years). We submitted this back in February of 2021. You can read it here: https://www.uffucf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/23UFF01022421.pdf

We finally received a response (September 23, 2021) from UCF and they are offering us a 2.5% increase . You can read their proposal here.  https://www.uffucf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/23BOT01092221.pdf

Please share your thoughts to UCF’s counter proposal to Article 23 Salaries.

Vaccination Buttons

UFF-UCF has purchased buttons for employees in and out of the bargaining unit to wear that say “Masked & Vaccinated.” We will be giving these out throughout the rest of the semester at events where you can meet union leadership and receive a button and other goodies. UCF keeps reminding us that we are prohibited from asking anyone if they have been vaccinated, but there are no prohibitions against disclosing this yourself to make the rest of our university community feel safe during our current pandemic. We will provide the buttons to anyone in the bargaining unit, adjuncts, graduate student assistants or teaching assistants. UCF has a “don’t ask” policy, but the union is trying to encourage a display and promote a mask and vaccination culture around campus. Please be part of the solution to get our vaccination numbers up and promote mask wearing. Request buttons for you and your colleagues by emailing me at president@uffucf.org. Think of the people around you, mask up, get vaccinated and hand people in your unit buttons who may want them.

You can see a photo of the button here.

Update on Ratification

Don’t forget we are ratifying the COVID MOU #4 Fall 2021, everyone (not only members) are elligable to vote. The ratification vote is online. Directions for how to vote can be downloaded at this link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y6KSKu5yx0-KuL8OG5K7meTk9wAOkvFx/view?usp=sharing

In Solidarity,

Robert Cassanello
UFF-UCF, President