UFF-UCF Updates, Sept 14, 2020

UFF-UCF Updates, Sept 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

UFF-UCF Updates

We Remember Patricia B. Angley

It is with regret that I announce that one of our dearest members, colleague and friend has passed away. She was a loyal and supportive union member and served on Council for many years. She was invaluable to her colleagues in the English Department and mentored numerous students at UCF. We ask that you keep Pat in your thoughts and hearts during this difficult time. The College of Arts and Humanities has created an In Memoriam page to remember her. At the bottom there is information for you to share a video memory or donate to a scholarship fund in her name.


Your Bargaining team, led by Yovanna Pindea, has a bargaining session on September 16 from 1:30pm-3:30pm. The session is on Zoom and you can get the details by emailing Briannis Weston. Let’s come out and show our support for our bargaining team. For the latest on Bargaining please visit your UFF-UCF webpage.


We will be communicating with you regularly on the latest with the union. On our webpage under Events you will see notices of important meetings. This Thursday September 17, from 2pm-4pm we will have our first Council meeting of the semester, you can find the details there. We are currently updating the website so be sure to regularly check it out as well as join our Facebook group if you are a member to receive up to date information. 

In Solidarity,

Robert Cassanello

UFF-UCF Council meeting scheduled for Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m.

UFF-UCF Council meeting scheduled for Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m.

Hello everyone, this is a reminder of the upcoming UFF-UCF Council Meeting that is scheduled for Friday, May 22, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

Please see the agenda for the meeting here. The Zoom link to attend is included on the agenda. If you would like to add additional items to the agenda, please email Latarsha Chisholm before the end of the day Thursday. We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday.

Also, don’t forget the union is hosting a town hall meeting open to all faculty on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 1:00 pm. Please let other faculty in your department know about this event. It is a great opportunity to have your voices heard.

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Time To Vote On Your Contract!

Time To Vote On Your Contract!

Dear Colleagues:

The collective bargaining teams of the United Faculty of Florida and the UCF Board of Trustees have reached tentative agreement on the 2018-2021 collective bargaining agreement. This is the 5th consecutive year that bargaining concluded amicably and avoided going to impasse.

As a member of the bargaining unit, you now have the opportunity to vote on whether to approve these articles. If the majority of you vote “YES,” the contract will go into effect pending ratification by UCF’s Board of Trustees on September 19, 2019. If the majority of you vote “NO”, the UFF and BOT will return to the bargaining table and resume negotiations.

All members of the bargaining unit, whether a dues-paying member of UFF-UCF or not, are entitled to vote. In an effort to make voting as inclusive as possible, there will be voting locations at the main, downtown, and Rosen campuses.

Tentative Agreement Contract

Below is a breakdown of the articles of the contract. Be informed! Review the contract carefully before casting your vote!

Status Quo or no substantive changes:
  • Recognition: 1
  • Consultation: 2
  • UFF Privileges: 3
  • Management Rights: 4
  • Appointment: 8 
  • Evaluation File: 11
  • Inventions and Works:18
  • Conflict of Interest: 19
  • Other Employee Rights: 21
  • UFF Insurance Deductions: 25
  • Maintenance of Benefits: 27
  • Miscellaneous: 28
  • Severability 29
Minor changes:
Major Updates:

Voting Instructions

In accordance with PERC (Public Employees Relations Commission) regulations, there will be no absentee voting. Voting will be held in person at the following locations 10:00am to 12:30pm, Monday, Sep. 16, 2019:

  • Main Campus Library Lobby
  • Downtown Campus DPAC 455
  • Rosen Campus Room 102 I


UFF-UCF encourages you to vote YES to approve the tentative collective bargaining agreement. 


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Preview of the NEA Representative Assembly in July

As a UFF-UCF member, you are also a member of the NEA – here’s how to participate

The National Education Association’s
Representative Assembly – known as “the RA” – is the highest decision-making body within the NEA’s membership of 3 million educators. With 8,000 delegates attending, the NEA Representative Assembly (NEA RA) is the largest democratic deliberative assembly in the world.

As a UFF-UCF member, you are automatically an NEA member. The NEA RA takes place during the last four days of the NEA Annual Meeting event in Houston, Texas, specifically July 4-7. While only delegates may register for this meeting and join the RA, UFF-UCF members can watch the Assembly in person or live online.

UFF-UCF will post more conference resources here as they are shared.

The purpose is to propose changes and vote on the Constitution and Bylaws, but the event includes broad advocacy education. Representatives arrive from state and local affiliates, student members, retired members, and various segments of the united education profession.

The National Education Association (NEA) is the country’s largest professional employee organization. The NEA leads the effort to create safe learning environments for students. Their Community Outreach Committee plans volunteer opportunities for the three days before the NEA RA.

The Annual Meeting is held in a different U.S. city each year. The National Teacher of the Year will be a guest speaker for the assembly, which will provide day-care options during the assembly.

Each affiliate of the NEA, like UFF-UCF, selects delegates to send to the convention to represent the affiliate’s interest. These delegates serve a vital role in holding the organization accountable. They are responsible for electing executive officers and executive committee members, and some members of the NEA Board of Directors.

You can read the entire agenda for the 2019 NEA Annual Meeting here. Stay up-to-date on all UFF-UCF events, and contact us here if you have any questions.

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