Advice for Grievances

Practical Advice to Protect Your Rights

If confronted suddenly with charges, remain calm and courteous.

Ask that your UFF representative or a colleague be present in any conference that you believe may be accusatory, investigatory or disciplinary. See the information about the “Weingarten rule”.

Listen carefully and then ask for time to think or to secure information.

Make written notes of the events which occur in any confrontation or accusatory session, or of any other action which appears to be related. Take down every detail, including names of witnesses and others involved while the details are fresh in your mind. Note the date of each occurrence as they occur. 

In the event of a confrontation or threat to your job

  • DO NOT resign or sign any papers or agreement.
  • DO NOT agree to anything orally.
  • DO NOT make public statements.
  • DO NOT seek private legal assistance.
  • DO NOT pursue your case on your own prior to getting advice from United Faculty of Florida.
  • DO keep copies of all written communication, emails, evaluations, contracts, etc., together with notes on any conferences or confrontations.

Notify your chapter grievance representative

Fill out the short form on the grievance page if you feel your rights have been violated. Review the Weingarten rule before meeting with your representative. 

Weingarten Rule

Because you are covered by a union contract, if you are a dues-paying UFF member you have an important legal right: the right to union representation during a meeting with a supervisor if you believe the meeting could result in discipline or could affect your personal working conditions.

However, YOU must clearly state your concern and clearly request union representation.  The meeting can then be delayed until you are able to talk with a union representative.

For more information, click here.

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Bargaining Session on Friday, 2/22, 9:30am-12:30pm, TCH 211.


UFF-UCF Council Call! @
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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UFF-UCF Council Conference Call @ Conference Call
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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We have some issues that council needs to vote on that will determine our capacity to function moving forward. I am calling for an emergency council conference call with all council members present for Thursday, Feb 21 from 7:00-8:00pm.

In order to be excused from attending this call, please simply let me know that you cannot attend.

An agenda will be sent to you in advance of the meeting.

Thank you,

Bargaining Session @ TCH 211
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Pres Whittaker Inauguration @ Pegasus Ballroom
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Orange Cty Republicans Monthly Meeting
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TRUST Coalition Strategy Meeting @ TBA
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
TRUST Coalition Strategy Meeting @ TBA

Thank you to those who completed TRUST Coalition Next Steps & Feedback. If your organization has not done so already, please have this completed no later than COB Friday, February 13.

We look forward to strategizing and producing more impactful and meaningful work together.

Thank you, kindly.


Rasha Mubarak

AFL-CIO CLC Monthly Meeting
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
AFL-CIO CLC Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Central Florida AFL-CIO Central Labor Council (CLC.)

Members include the United Faculty of Florida at UCF, AFSCME at UCF, the Teacher’s Unions from Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake Counties, Unite Here, IATSE, IUPAT, APWU, AFGE, IBEW, LCLAA.

NEA Higher Education Conference
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day
NEA Higher Education Conference

NEA Leadership Summit
Mar 15 – Mar 17 all-day
NEA Leadership Summit

NEA Retired Conference: Leading & Learning
Mar 17 all-day
NEA Retired Conference: Leading & Learning



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