Minutes 29 January 2016

January 31st, 2016 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm in EDU 314 at USF Tampa.


Attendance & Introductions. Fifteen members, including ten members of the Council.


Minutes of 15 January 2015 Meeting. Approved.


President’s Report.

  • UFF has received a copy of the evaluation of the dean of Education, but not of Nursing.
  • The Membership Committee has organized two socials.
    • One for new employees (although everyone is invited) on Jan. 21 from 4 pm – 6 pm at Longhorn Restaurant at 2110 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa.
    • One for everyone on Jan. 25 form 6 pm to 10 pm at Ferg’s at 1320 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg.


Schedule for the spring semester. The Chapter will meet on Jan. 29, Feb. 12 & 26, Mar. 11 & 25, Apr 8 & 22. We will meet in EDU 314 on USF Tampa except for two meetings, one at USFSP on Feb. 12 and one at USFSM on Mar. 25.


Committee Reports.

  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding issues.
  • Membership. Discussion of another social.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Bargaining. Discussion of items for bargaining.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 31 January 2016.

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Minutes 15 January 2016

January 17th, 2016 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


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


Attendance & Introductions. Fifteen members, including ten members of the Council, and one guest.


Minutes of 4 December 2015 Meeting. Approved.


President’s Report.

  • UFF has filed public document requests for evaluations of the deans of Education and Nursing.
  • The Membership Committee has organized two socials.
    • One for new employees (although everyone is invited) on Jan. 21 from 4 pm – 6 pm at Longhorn Restaurant at 2110 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa.
    • One for everyone on Jan. 25 form 6 pm to 10 pm at Ferg’s at 1320 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg.


Schedule for the spring semester. The Chapter will meet on Jan. 29, Feb. 12 & 26, Mar. 11 & 25, Apr 8 & 22. We will meet in a room TBD on USF Tampa except for two meetings, one at USFSP and one at USFSM at dates TBD.


Committee Reports.

  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding issues.
  • Membership. Discussion of a soiree on January 21.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Bargaining. Discussion of items for bargaining.


Election 2016. The Chapter resolved to accept the Proposed Timetable for the election and to request that the Election Committee determine the deadline for UFF membership in order to participate in the election.


Travel Scholarships. The Chapter resolved to continue the Travel Scholarship Program. Under a separate motion, the Chapter resolved to offer six $ 500 scholarships rather than the usual four, for a total cost of $ 3,000..


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 17 January 2016.

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Minutes 4 December 2015

January 9th, 2016 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm at on USF Tampa in EDU 415.


Attendance & Introductions. Twelve members, including five members of the Council, and one guest.


Minutes of 20 November 2015 Meeting. Approved.


Travel Scholarships. There were 23 applicants, and scholarships were awarded to Discenza, Greek, Huensch, and Kaywell.


Election Committee. The 2016 Chapter Election will be conducted by a committee consisting of Katerina Annaraud, Kathy Carvalho, Cecil Greek, Greg McColm, and David Rogers. The Committee shall present a proposal at the first chapter meeting of the spring semester.


The Chapter shall meet this semester on January 15 & 29, February 12 & 26, March 11 & 27, and April 8 & 22.
Reports.

  • President. The Dean of Nursing has not been evaluated since her appointment, and President Shapiro has requested a copy of her evaluation.
  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding issues.
  • Membership. Discussion of a soiree on January 21.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Bargaining. Discussion of items for bargaining.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 9 January 2015.

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Minutes 20 November 2015

November 29th, 2015 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm at on USF Tampa in EDU 415.


Attendance & Introductions. Eleven members, including four members of the Council, and one guest.


Minutes of 6 November 2015 Meeting. Approved.


Reports.

  • President. The new AFT organizer will meet with interested chapter members on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at noon in CDB Restaurant just east of USF Tampa at 51st & Fowler Ave.
  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding issues.
  • Tenure and Promotion Workshops. We will have more next year.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Bargaining. We have a bargaining session scheduled for Dec. 4.


New Business.

  • System Faculty Council. Discussion of racial issues.
  • Election 2016. The Election Committee will be selected at the Dec. 4 meeting.


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

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Minutes 6 November 2015

November 9th, 2015 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm at on USF St. Petersburg in USC in the Ocean Room.


Attendance & Introductions. Eleven members, including four members of the Council, and one guest.


Minutes of 23 October 2015 Meeting. Approved.


Reports.

  • President. Former UFF USF Chapter President Paul Terry. A new AFT organizer will start work by the end of the month.
  • Membership. New Faculty reception soon. The USFSP reception was successful.
  • Tenure and Promotion Workshops. There was a workshop today.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Bargaining. Discussion of items in bargaining.


New Business.

  • SCF. Discussion of SCF’s discontinuation of continuing contracts.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 9 November 2015.

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Minutes 23 October 2015

October 26th, 2015 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm at on USF Tampa in EDU 415.


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


Minutes of 9 October 2015 Meeting. Approved.


Reports.

  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding issues, including arbitration.
  • Membership. New Faculty reception during the first week of November. We will want a benefits flyer for everyone. A Winter Reception during the last week of classes and / or a New Year’s Party during the second week of classes.
  • Tenure and Promotion Workshops. Next one on USF St. Petersburg on Nov. 6.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Bargaining. Discussion of items in bargaining.


New Business.

  • RCM. Discussion of Responsibility Center Management.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 26 October 2015.

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Minutes 9 October 2015

October 12th, 2015 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm at B224 on USF Sarasota / Manatee.


Attendance & Introductions. Seven members, including five members of the Council, and three guests.


Minutes of 25 September 2015 Meeting. Approved.


Reports.

  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding grievances.
  • Bargaining. Discussion of items in bargaining.
  • Tenure and Promotion Workshops. Next one on USF St. Petersburg on Nov. 6.
  • Membership. There will be a Hallowe’en Part near USF St. Petersburg on Oct. 29.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 12 October 2015.

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Minutes 25 September 2015

October 7th, 2015 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm at EDU 415 on USF Tampa.


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


Minutes of 11 September 2015 Meeting. Approved.


Upcoming UFF Senate meeting. The UFF Senate will meet over September 12 & 13. Discussion of issues on the Senate agenda.


Reports.

  • President’s report. Roy Weatherford hospitalized with pneumonia.
  • USF Sarasota / Manatee. Discussion of issues at USFSM.
  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding grievances.
  • Bargaining. Discussion of bargaining issues and items.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Membership. Discussion organizing events.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 7 October 2015.

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Minutes 11 September 2015

September 20th, 2015 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm at EDU 415 on USF Tampa.


Attendance & Introductions. Sevemteen members, including eleven members of the Council.


Minutes of 28 August 2015 Meeting. Approved.


Upcoming UFF Senate meeting. The UFF Senate will meet over September 12 & 13. Discussion of issues on the Senate agenda.


Reports.

  • Grievances. Discussion of numerous grievances. Discussion of some common abuses.
  • Communications. Discussion of issues to be discussed in future Biweeklies.
  • Treasury. We are solvent. The following is the proposed budget:

    11,720

    Item actual
    2012-2013
    budgeted
    2014-2015
    projected
    expenditure
    2014-2015
    proposed
    2015-2016
    Membership
    Outreach
    16,211 50,000 22,500 50,000
    Travel
    Scholarships
    8,000
    Rebates 6,000
    Meeting
    expenses
    3,334 6,000
    Receptions 2,500
    Recruiter/
    UFF Tallahassee
    10,000
    Travel
    Reimbursements
    1,609 5,000 3,500 3,500
    Office
    supplies
    296 500 500 500
    Printing 1,371 10,000 22,000 15,000
    Postage 575 2,000 2,000 2,000
    Communication
    web page
    1,162 1,000 1,000 1,000
    Misc 3,910 2,000 2,000 2,000
    TOTAL 25,134 70,500 53,500 73,500
    • Motion made and seconded to approve the budget. Motion passes.


    New Business

    • Gold Zone 36. Gold Zone 36 is being displaced by student and visitor parking. Discussion.
    • Chapter meetings. The Chapter will meet on USFSM on October 9; the date of the Chapter’s meeting on USFSP will be determined by the President and Vice President of the Chapter.


    These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 20 September 2015.

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    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. Approved.


    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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