Archive for January, 2014

Minutes 24 January 2014

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


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


Attendance & Introductions. Nine members, including six members of the Chapter Council, and one guest.


President’s Report. Paul Terry is doing better. Discussion of upcoming grievances.


Election Committee Proposal. We will need a new member of the Committee as Teri Simpson has stepped down. The proposed schedule is as follows:

  • Call for nominations out asap.
  • Deadline for joining UFF USF for participation: February 28.
  • Deadline for nominations: March 7.
  • Letters with codes to be mailed: March 17.
  • Voting: March 20 – 30.
  • Officers and representatives assume their positions: April 1.

The election will be conducted online.

  • Motion to approve the proposed election schedule. Motion passes.


Grievances. The website will have prominent stuff about grievances, with a readily accessible form for emails to be forwarded to the Grievance Committee. The Grievance Committee will organize the process for handling grievances. The union will prominently advertise its Informed Representation Policy that only UFF members are represented by UFF in grievances.


Bargaining. Last week, UFF and USF presented proposals. The meeting for today was cancelled at the last minute by USF, and the two teams are scheduled to meet on Friday, January 31, at 2 pm.


The next Chapter Meeting will be on Friday, February 7, at 11 am, on USF St. Petersburg, in a room TBD.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 28 January 2014.

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Minutes 10 January 2014

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12 noon in room MSC 2702 on USF Tampa.


Attendance & Introductions. Seventeen members, including twelve members of the Chapter Council.


President’s Report. Discussion of the Chapter’s position situation.



Chapter Council. The Council met prior to the Chapter meeting. The Council will provide an observer to attend Education Council meetings. The Council may also consider revising the Constitution and Bylaws this summer. The Secretary will schedule a Chapter Meeting in early March.
Reports.

  • Election. The Chair of the Election Committee was out sick; the proposal will be presented at the next Chapter Meeting, on January 24.
  • Workshops. The UFF USF Chapter will be conducting Grievance Workshops on 16 January at 2 pm and 17 January at 10 am. The UFF USF Chapter will also organize a Recruitment Workshop.
  • Grievances. A Grievance Committee is to be organized.
  • Membership.
    • Travel Scholarships. The UFF USF Chapter offered four $ 500 travel scholarships, two for current members who recruited new members, and two for new members.
      • There was only one application from a current UFF member who recruited a new member. So that application, from Valerie Janesick, shall be funded.
        • Motion: that one scholarship be applied to a current member, and the remaining three be distributed at random to applicants among the new members. Motion approved unanimously.
      • There were eight applications from new members. Their names were placed in a hat and selected randomly. The scholarships to be funded are those submitted by Diana Hechavarria, Jennifer O’Brien, and David Rogers.

      Motion: that the scholarship program be repeated during the spring semester. Motion approved unanimously.

    • Motion: that the Chapter shall offer $ 100 rebates to new members who join during the spring semester, said rebates to be made at the beginning of the Fall 2014 term for those members who remain continuously in UFF during that time. Motion passes unanimously.
  • Bargaining. Discussion of bargaining status. The USF proposals are draconian. In addition, surveys show that faculty do not want ADI raises. Discussion of prospects.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 11 January 2014.

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Council Minutes 10 January 2014

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

USF-UFF Chapter Council


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 10:30 noon in room MSC 2702 on USF Tampa.


Attendance & Introductions. Twelve members.


Duties of the Chapter Council. The Council executes policies of the Chapter.


Observers. The UFF shall entertain requests to send observers to faculty governance bodies to answer questions and provide perceptions. These observers will not be attending as representatives of the UFF.


Next Meeting. The Council shall meet again in early March.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 13 November 2013.

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