Minutes 28 August 2015

August 29th, 2015 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm at CDB Restaurant in Temple Terrace.


Attendance & Introductions. Fourteen members, including nine members of the Council.


Minutes of 7 August 2015 Meeting. Aproved.


New Faculty Orientation. Discussion.


Reports.

  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding and potential grievances.
  • Membership. Discussion of campaign for this coming year.
  • Tenure and Promotion Workshops. Discussion of state law.
  • Treasury. We are solvent. The budget will be presented at the next Chapter Meeting for approval.
    • Motion made and seconded that the Chapter shall offer four $ 500 travel scholarships to be allocated by lot at the December 4 Chapter Meeting to union members. Motion approved.
    • Motion made and seconded that the Chapter shall compose calendars of union activities during the fall semester and distribute them to in-unit employees. Motion approved.

The locations of fall Chapter Meetings shall be determined at the next Chapter Meeting.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 29 August 2015.

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Council Meeting 11 August 2015

August 12th, 2015 by greg

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Joint meeting with the Services Committee


Time and place: 12 noon at CDB Restaurant.


Attendance: Seven members in attendance, and three guests.


Discussion. The Services Committee shall conduct a campaign this coming academic year to recruit new UFF members and recruit current UFF members to become active.


Meetings of the Chapter. The first Chapter Meeting of the fall will be at noon on Friday, August 28, at CDB Restaurant.


These minutes respectfully posted on 12 August 2015.

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Minutes 7 August 2015

August 8th, 2015 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm at CDB Restaurant in Temple Terrace.


Attendance & Introductions. Five members, including three senators.


Reports.

  • Membership. Discussion of campaign. In addition, the Chapter selected by lot the four recipients of the Summer 2015 Travel Scholarships of $ 500 each; there were fourteen eligible applicants (and one ineligible one), and the four recipients were Gil Ben-Herut, Jennifer Bugos, Rasim Guldiken, and Abdul Malik.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 8 August 2015.

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Minutes 10 July 2015

July 21st, 2015 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm at CDB Restaurant in Temple Terrace.


Attendance & Introductions. Seven members, including six senators.


Minutes. Previous minutes approved.


President’s Report. Updates on friends of the union.


Reports.

  • Tenure and Promotion. Discussion of what would benefit instructors and other non-tenure-track employees.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Bargaining. Discussion of major issues.
  • Membership. Discussion of union events in fall.

New Business.

  • T-shirts for officers and senators. Discussion.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 21 July 2015.

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Minutes 26 June 2015

July 8th, 2015 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm at CDB Restaurant in Temple Terrace.


Attendance & Introductions. Twelve members, including eight senators, and one guest.


Minutes. Previous minutes approved.


President’s Report.

  • Legislative update. Discussion.


Reports.

  • Grievances. Discussion.
  • Membership. Candi Churchill will meet with the Council on August 11. A committee will compose a draft of a membership campaign plan.
  • Tenure and promotion. We will have another workshop in fall.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Collective Bargaining. Discussion of issues.
  • Communications. Discussion of surveys.

New Business.

  • CoN Bulletin Board. Discussion of how to use bulletin board.
  • UFF’ Finances. Discussion.
  • Food pantry. Discussion of having a food pantry for USF students and staff, some of whom are on food stamps.
  • Adjuncts. We will seek the number of adjuncts used at USF.
  • Recent Supreme Court decisions. Discussion.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 8 July 2015.

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Minutes 12 June 2015

June 13th, 2015 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm on USF St. Petersburg at the University Student Center in the Coral Room.


Attendance & Introductions. Eleven members, including seven senators, and one guest.


Minutes. Previous minutes approved.


President’s Report.

  • Paul Terry. Discussion.
  • UFF Finances. Discussion.


Reports.

  • Membership. UFF North Florida Service Unit Director Candi Churchill will assist the Chapter with our recruitment campaign this coming academic year. Our goal is to recruit new members and to recruit new activists and leaders.
    • Motion made and seconded that the Chapter shall commit $ 10,000 towards the coming organizing campaign. Motion approved unanimously.
  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding grievances.
  • Tenure and Promotion Workshops. There are problems with administrators unfamiliar with the USF processes.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Collective Bargaining. Bargaining the reopener has begun.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 13 June 2015.

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Minutes 29 May 2015

June 5th, 2015 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm in CDB Restaurant just east of USF Tampa.


Attendance & Introductions. Seven members, all senators.


Minutes. Previous minutes approved.


President’s Report.

  • Ed Mitchell. Discussion.
  • UFF Finances. Discussion.


Reports.

  • Grievances. Discussion.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
    • Motion made and seconded that the Chapter shall offer four travel scholarships of $ 500 each; all UFF USF members are eligible and recipients are to be determined by lot at the last summer meeting of the Chapter on August 7. Motion approved.
  • Membership. The Chapter needs to recruit new members and new activists. Discussion of the membership committee and the steward system.
  • Collective Bargaining. Discussion.

Summer Schedule. The UFF USF Chapter shall meet on June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, and August 7. The June 12 meeting shall be at USF St. Petersburg; all other meetings shall be at CDB Restaurant.


The Chapter President also distributed a Washington Spectator article on the North Carolina government’s disruption of the UNC university system.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 5 June 2015.

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Minutes 15 May 2015

May 17th, 2015 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm in CDB Restaurant just east of USF Tampa.


Attendance & Introductions. Fourteen members, including eight senators, and a guest.


Minutes. Previous minutes approved.


President’s Report.

  • Paul Terry. Continues to improve.
  • Meetings. Art met with the dean of CAS and the USFSP regional chancellor.


Reports.

  • Grievances. Discussion.
  • Membership. Jill Brasky will be going to Emory University and recommends a “full-time” membership chair.
  • Tenure and Promotion. Steve Lang reports that administrators are giving incorrect information to tenure-track faculty. We will do another Tenure workshop in fall. There is a request for a promotion workshop for instructors.
  • Bargaining. The salary article will be reopened in this summer’s bargaining; in addition, each side may choose to open up to two other articles – although some articles require agreement from both sides to reopen.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Facebook. The experiment continues.


The Chapter will meet on alternate Fridays this summer, at noon, on May 29, June 12 and 26, and July 10 and 24. All meetings will be at CDB Restaurant, just east of USF Tampa, except the June 26 meeting, which will be on USFSP.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 17 May 2015.

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Minutes 24 April 2015

April 29th, 2015 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 am on USF Tampa in EDU 150.


Attendance & Introductions. Seven members, including three senators, and a guest.


President’s Report.

  • Tenure & promotion. Discussion of tenure probation period extensions.
  • Paul Terry. Update.


Reports.

  • Bargaining. Discussion.
  • Other. There are reports of the chairs meeting with the Provost to discuss tenure & promotion. UFF member Hiba Hechiche has been inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr., College of Scholars.


The next meeting will be on Friday, May 15, at noon, in CDB Restaurant.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 29 April 2015.

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Minutes 10 April 2015

April 23rd, 2015 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 am on USF Sarasota / Manatee in B226.


Attendance & Introductions. Six members, including four senators, and a guest.


President’s Report.

  • UFF Finances. President Shapiro is on a committee charged with reviewing UFF finances.
  • Paul Terry. Update.


Reports.

  • Grievance Committee. A bit slow at the moment: tenure denials are not out yet.
  • Bargaining. Discussion.


New Business.

  • Guns on campus.
    • Motion by the Executive Committee that HB 4005 and SB 176 would introduce a threat to public safety at USF, and we strongly recommend against the passage of this legislation. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Chapter Election. Resolution of a 5-way tie for two seats on the FEA Delegate Assembly. Vic Peppard and Karin Braunsberger selected by lot; Deanna Michael, Scott Perry, and Shun-Yung Wang will serve as alternates.
  • Fight for 15. There will be a Fight for 15 demonstrations across the country, including in the Tampa Bay Area, on April 15. The “15″ refers to the proposed minimum wage hike to $ 15, but also to a proposed floor for adjunct pay.
  • Discretionary raises. Discussion of prospects for Administrative Discretionary raises at USF St. Petersburg.
  • USFSM. Discussion of affairs at USFSM. At USFT, there are tenure guideline proposals to extend the tenure probationary period.
  • Tenure & Promotion. Discussion of committee at USFSP.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 23 April 2015.

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