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UFF-UCF Update

Vaccinations Update

There is an expansion of vaccinations sites available. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings is expanding vaccination eligibility at the Convention Center site to include UCF employees, not just faculty.

“Orange Mayor Jerry Demings confirmed that professors and others who work on college campuses could now get vaccinated at the county site, a departure from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ current executive order laying out eligibility rules, which currently makes no mention of college staff and only authorizes vaccination for K-12 school employees older than 50….Demings said his staff communicated his decision to expand access at the Orange County Convention Center site to the Florida Department of Emergency Management and was told the state wouldn’t interfere if the county legal department deemed it OK.”

Information on the Orange County Convention Center Vaccination site is here.

Address: OCCC North Concourse
9400 Universal Blvd Orlando, FL 32819

A map to the vaccination site is here.

Don’t forget you can also get vaccinated at the FEMA Valencia West site with a UCF ID.

Valencia College, West Campus
1800 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811

Directions to Valencia West Campus are here.

Reminder: Bargaining Town Hall Today @ 5pm

Full Book Bargaining Town Hall

Tuesday March 9 at 5pm we will be hosting our next Full Book Bargaining Town Hall. At the previous two Town Halls we discussed Article 23: Salaries, Remote Teaching, Article 8 Appointment, Article 10: Employee Performance Evaluations and Sabbaticals.

Please come and join the conversation and add your concerns to the conversations.

Here is a link to the CBA that was negotiated in 2019.

The Bargaining team is your voice, they want to hear from you about the matters most important to you. Register for the Town Hall at the link below:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Mar 9, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

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

Robert Cassanello
President, UFF-UCF

Full Book Negotiations Virtual Town Halls

We are now immersed in bargaining your next 3 year contract (2021-2024). Your Bargaining Team will do their best to negotiate a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with UCF BOT that protects the interests of our in-unit members, be it in salaries and raises, awards and honors, or general working conditions. We need and want to hear from you. The Town Halls will be organized through ZOOM. The first one was a success we had 36 people attend. If you could not please attend one of our three upcoming Town Hall meetings.

To ensure cyber security, we are requiring you to sign up for the meeting by sending an email to either Talat Rahman ( or Robert Cassanello ( You will be sent a ZOOM link via return email upon request.

All feedback is welcomed and anyone in the Bargaining Unit can attend and participate whether one is a member of the union or not.

Here is a link to the CBA that was negotiated in 2019.

February 10 @ 5pm

March 9 @ 5pm

April 12 @ 5pm

Talat Rahman
Chair and Chief Negotiator, Bargaining Team, UFF-UCF

Robert Cassanello
President, UFF-UCF

Upcoming Events

11:00 am UFF-UCF Council Meeting
UFF-UCF Council Meeting
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Please contact for a Zoom link to this meeting.
1:30 pm Bargaining Session
Bargaining Session
Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
All bargaining sessions will be conducted via Zoom. To get the information for joining the session, please contact  
11:00 am Exceuctive Council Meeting
Exceuctive Council Meeting
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Please contact for a Zoom link to this meeting.

Did You Know?

DYK: Tuition for Faculty

As a state employee, you are eligible for free tuition at UCF.

DYK: The History of UFF

Faculty members launched UFF in 1968 to defend against discrimination and harassment in academia.

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