Free N-95 Masks
We still have N-95 masks, you can pick them up this week through Thursday January 27. I will leave them out in front of my office on the main campus in Trevor Colbourn Hall Room 348K. [https://map.ucf.edu/?show=123] My office is inside the Women and Gender Studies Suite which is 348. For those on the Downtown Campus I will be there Friday (January 28) and I can share masks with you and your colleagues just email me and schedule a pick up or drop off. firstname.lastname@example.org We should have enough masks for the next week or so and then we will run out.
Free COVID Home Tests
Free home COVID tests are available from the Federal Government. A box of four test can be mailed to every household. To request tests, visit – COVIDtests.gov – Free at-home COVID-19 tests. Please share this news widely with your colleagues, friends and loved ones.
At the last Bargaining Session we agreed on a few more articles. You can see which we reached an agreement on at our bargaining site here: https://www.uffucf.org/bargaining/ We also offered a new Article 23 Salaries that you can read here https://www.uffucf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/23UFF05011922.pdf UCF will respond to our Article 23 at the next Bargaining Session. We will be having our next Bargaining Session on February 2 at 1:30pm. You can come to the session virtual at https://events.ucf.edu/event/2317418/faculty-collective-bargaining-notice/.
UF Court Case on Academic Freedom
Last week a federal judge issued a ruling on the University of Florida academic freedom case and compared administrators at UF to “Chinese Party functionaries.” You can read the story here: https://floridaphoenix.com/2022/01/22/u-s-judge-raps-u-f-s-knuckles-blocks-policy-silencing-testimony-by-professors/ Remember Academic Freedom is a right bargained in our Collective Bargaining Agreement.