Minutes 27 June 2014

July 18th, 2014 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12 noon at CDB Restaurant in Temple Terrace.


Attendance & Introductions. Eleven members, including eight members of the Council, and three guests.


Reports.

  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding grievances.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Bargaining. Discussion of impasse situation.
  • Membership. Per motion of 13 June 2014 meeting to to apply for an FEA grant for an office computer:
    • Motion made and seconded to approve up to $ 3,600 for a computer. Motion passed.
    • Motion made and seconded to approve purchase a second computer, so that the chapter will share two computers, one PC and one Mac, with the GAU; the chapter shall seek reimbursement from the FEA. Motion passed.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 18 July 2014.

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Council Minutes 27 June 2014

July 18th, 2014 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Council


Time & Place. The Council Meeting was held at 11:00 am at CDB Restaurant at 51st & Fowler.


Attendance & Introductions. Six senators attending.


Bargaining. Discussion of preparations for impasse.


New Business. Discussion of Practice in the College of Nursing.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 18 July 2014.

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Minutes 13 June 2014

June 14th, 2014 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12 noon at CDB Restaurant in Temple Terrace.


Attendance & Introductions. Eleven members, including eight members of the Council, and four guests.


Minutes of the previous meeting approved.


Reports.

  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding grievances.
  • FEA Summer Academy. Shapiro and McColm will attend.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Bargaining. Discussion of impasse situation.
  • Membership. USF GAU President Lenes presented software for accessing membership database. This software could be used by the UFF USF Service Committee.
    • Motion made and seconded to apply for an FEA grant for an office computer. Motion passed.

New Business.

  • The USF Faculty Senate is conducting a Climate Survey and evaluations of the President and the Provost. The UFF USF Biweekly will announce these surveys.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 14 June 2014.

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Minutes 30 May 2014

June 9th, 2014 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12 noon on USF St. Petersburg in DAV 231.


Attendance & Introductions. Seven members, including six members of the Council.


Minutes of the previous meeting approved.


Reports.

  • Paul Terry. He is retiring and will return to Arkansas.
  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding grievances.
  • Elections. We will need to amend Constitution and Bylaws in order to fill vacancies.
  • Membership. Discussion of summer activities.
  • FEA Summer Academy. McColm and Shapiro will attend.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 9 June 2014.

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Minutes 16 May 2014

May 17th, 2014 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12 noon CDB Restaurant near USF Tampa.


Attendance & Introductions. Thirteen members and one guest.


Minutes of the previous meeting approved.


Reports.

  • Paul Terry. He is retiring and will return to Arkansas. Presentation of a token of our gratitude to former UFF USF Chapter President Terry.
  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding grievances.
  • Treasurer. We are solvent.
  • Membership. Discussion of membership drive in fall.
  • Bargaining. Discussion of impasse.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 17 May 2014.

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Minutes 2 May 2014

May 10th, 2014 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12 noon in EDU 316 on USF Tampa.


Attendance & Introductions. Sixteen members and one guest.


Minutes of the previous meeting approved.


Reports.

  • Paul Terry. He continues to improve.
  • Discussion of the Administration’s policy statement on tenure and promotion.
  • Council. Report on the Council meeting preceding the chapter meeting.
    • UFF USF will start a Facebook page.
    • The Council confirmed Dan Belgrad as chair of the Grievance Committee [and later confirmed his nominees to the committee]; the Council confirmed Bob Welker as chair of the Bargaining Committee and his nominees to the committee; the Council confirmed Greg McColm as chair of the Communications Committee and his nominees to the committee.
    • The UFF USF Chapter will revise its constitution and bylaws.
    • We will clean and organize our office; the GAU is interested in participating.
  • Presentation of a token of our gratitude to former UFF USF Chapter President Sherman Dorn.
  • Grievances. The Grievance Committee is working through its backlog. Discussion of grievances and of USFSM.
  • Treasurer. We are solvent.


The Chapter will send an announcement of the FEA Summer Academy out so interested members will know of the opportunity.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 10 May 2014.

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Council Minutes 2 May 2014

May 10th, 2014 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Council


Time & Place. The Council Meeting was held at 11:00 noon in room EDU 316 on USF Tampa.


Attendance & Introductions. Twelve members attending.


Facebook Page. Proposal for a UFF USF Facebook page, posting by approved UFF members only, moderated, with a disclaimer, but open for all browsers to read. Discussion.

  • Motion made and seconded that UFF USF will post and maintain a Facebook page as proposed. Motion passes.

Grievances. President Shapiro nominates Dan Belgrad as Grievance Chair. Nomination confirmed.

  • Nomination and confirmation of Grievance Committee members to be conducted electronically.
  • [Added on May 10] On May 5, the Chair of the Committee nominates Andrew Berish, Rebecca Burns, Linda (Christa) Fowler, Cecil Greek, William Lang, Vic Peppard, Steve Permuth, and Sonia Wohlmuth to the committee. On May 10, with a majority of the Council voting in favor, nominations are confirmed.

Bargaining. President Shapiro nominates Bob Welker as Bargaining Chair and Chief Negotiator. Nomination confirmed.

  • The Chair of the Committee nominates Ekaterina Annaraud, Adrienne Berarducci, Steve Lang, Frank Pyrtle III, and Steve Permuth to the committee. Nominations are confirmed.

Communications. President Shapiro nominates Greg McColm as Communications Chair. Nomination confirmed.

  • The Chair of the Committee nominates Jill Brasky and Steve Lang to the committee. Nominations are confirmed.

Service / Membership. The chairmanship of the Services Committee is deferred.


Budget. The chapter has financial resources to support recruiting and other activities during the coming academic year.

  • Motion made and seconded that an ad hoc committee be appointed to develop a plan to make the current office, NEC 116, into a hospitable place to have meetings in and to meet faculty. In addition, the committee will explore communications and telecommunications in that office. Motion passes.
  • The ad hoc committee will be chaired by Adrienne Berarducci. The other members are Barbara Loeding, Steve Permuth, and Bob Welker.


Schedule of Chapter Meetings. The following schedules were moved, seconded, and approved.

  • The Chapter shall meet at CDB Restaurant during the summer on May 16 & 30, June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, and August 8 & 22. We will meet at one of those times in USFSP.
  • The Chapter shall meet at locations TBD on Sept. 5 & 19, Oct. 3, 17 & 31, Nov. 14, and Dec. 5 and possibly the 19. One meeting shall be in USFSM and one shall be in USFSP and the remainder in USFT.


Grievances. Discussion.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 10 May 2014.

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Minutes 25 April 2014

April 26th, 2014 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12 noon in B336 on USF Sarasota / Manatee.


Attendance & Introductions. Eleven members, four guests, and one unknown.


Minutes of the previous meeting approved.


Reports.

  • Paul Terry. He continues to improve.
  • Grievances. Discussion of grievances at USFSM.
  • Letter to President Genshaft. Discussion of the Letter on USFSM conditions sent to President Genshaft.
  • Membership.<./u> Discussion of plans for recruitment.
  • FRS. Discussion of changes in retirement plans.
  • Bargaining. Discussion of the situation in bargaining.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 26 April 2014.

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Minutes 4 April 2014

April 8th, 2014 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12 noon in EDU 316 on USF Tampa.


Attendance & Introductions. Nineteen members, including fourteen members of the Chapter Council, and one guest.


Reports.

  • Grievances. Discussion of grievances at USFSM.
    • McColm will organize another grievance training workshop.
  • Report on the Chapter Council Meeting.
    • The Council created a Budget Committee consisting of Senators Belgrad, Lang and Wohlmuth.
  • Discussion of Tallahassee politics, and its effect on the USF Board of Trustees, and on public employees.
  • Selection of Senators. At the moment, there are two seats to be filled, and two write-in candidates who have not responded to queries about their availability and willingness to serve. The Chapter will return to the issue in the next meeting.
  • Recruitment. UFF USF Executive Director proposes a Recruitment Workshop in early September.
  • Budget. We are solvent.
  • Bargaining. Discussion of the current situation.
    • Motion made and seconded that a hardcopy flyer containing the recent Letter from the Bargaining Committee be sent to the entire UFF USF unit. Motion passes.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 8 April 2014.

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Council Minutes 4 April 2014

April 8th, 2014 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Council


Time & Place. The Council Meeting was held at 11:00 noon in room EDU 316 on USF Tampa.


Attendance & Introductions. Fourteen members attending, and two guests.


Paul Terry. Former UFF USF Chapter President Paul Terry plans to come to Tampa shortly. He later joins the meeting.


Finances. The Council can develop a budget.

  • Motion made and seconded to handle account online, electronically. Motion passes.
  • Budget Committee: Senators Belgrad, Lang and Wohlmuth.

Discussion: at next Chapter Meeting, adopt a 2015 budget.
Political Issues and Recruitment. UFF Executive Director Mitchell recommends a recruitment campaign, with emphasis on politics of higher education in Florida. Mitchell notes education and public sector cutbacks together with deterioration of education staffing. Recommendation for making contributions to PAC.


Constitutional Revision Committee. Deferred to the next meeting.


Next Meeting. The Council shall meet on Friday, May 2, at 11 am.


Grievances. Discussion of outstanding grievances at regional campuses.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 8 April 2014.

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