Greetings all, I have some quick updates and reminders:

Bargaining on Wednesday October 13th

Our Bargaining Team will be at the next bargaining session where we will address Article 23: Salaries again. You can read the UCF response to our salaries proposal here:

Please join us on Wednesday October 13th and support our Bargaining Team and witness the debate and discuss over Article 23 Salaries. You can get access to the Zoom link here:

We got a lot of great feedback from you all concerning UCF’s proposal for a 2.5% raise. Please attend so you can learn where we are in this important process.

Article 23:Salaries Town Hall

The Bargaining Team will be hosting an information and feedback town hall session on Article 23: Salaries. There we can answer your questions and concerns many of you raised in our previous survey. It will be held Wednesday October 20 at 4pm on Zoom. You can register for the town hall Contact for information on how to register for the town hall.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Reminder on Ratification

Don’t forget we are ratifying the COVID MOU #4 Fall 2021. The ratification vote is online. Directions for how to can be downloaded at this link.

Reminder Vaccination Buttons

UFF-UCF has purchased buttons for employees in and out of the bargaining unit to wear that say “Maksed & Vaccinated.” We will be giving these out throughout the rest of the semester. 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 Think of the people around you, mask up, get vaccinated and hand people in your unit buttons who may want them.

In Solidarity,

Robert Cassanello
UFF-UCF, President