Archive for September, 2014

Minutes 19 September 2014

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


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


Attendance. Fifteen attendees, including ten members of the Chapter Council.


President’s Report.

  • Paul Terry. Recovering.
  • College of Nursing. The attempt to remove the College of Nursing from the Bargaining Unit has been stopped, but the disinformation from the dean’s office continues.
  • ROAD. Discussion of what information ROAD requests.
  • Membership Committee. We need a Membership Committee structured in a manner similar to that of the Grievance Committee.

Reports.

  • Ratification. The contract was ratified overwhelmingly.
  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding grievances. The next meeting of the Grievance Committee is on October 1, at 9:30 am, at Village Inn on 30th Street N in Tampa.
  • Constitution and Bylaws. There will be a new draft of language for filling vacancies.
  • Events. The Chapter will organize a Tenure & Promotion workshop on October 17 in USF St. Petersburg. In addition, there will be a Welcome Reception for new faculty.
  • Facebook. There are over 30 group members and growing.
  • Next meeting. October 3 in USF Sarasota / Manatee.
  • Discussion of single-year versus multi-year contracts. Salary and two items to be opened.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 23 September 2014.

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Council Minutes 19 September 2014

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

USF-UFF Chapter Council


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


Attendance & Introductions. Ten senators attending.


State of the Union. The president’s report will go out in the Biweekly and a flyer in outline form.


Functions of the Council.

  • Grievance Committee.
    • Nomination of Sara Dykins Callahan to the Committee. Nomination confirmed.
  • Service / Membership Committee.
    • Nomination of Jill Brasky as co-chair the Committee. Nomination confirmed.
  • Chapter Council schedule. The Chapter Council will meet on November 14, January 23, March 4, and May 1.
  • Chapter schedule. The Chapter will meet on October 3 in USFSM, October 17 in USFSP, and November 14 and December 5 in USFT.
  • Constitutional Revision. Text to be adjusted and sent to the Council.
  • Grievance Report. Discussion of outstanding grievances.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 23 September 2014.

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Minutes 5 September 2014

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12 noon near BSN 1304.


President’s Report.

  • Attempt to move the College of Nursing out of the UFF USF Bargaining Unit. The attempt was unsuccessful after administrative dissembling exposed.
  • ROAD. The new ROAD reporting system makes inappropriate requests for information.
  • Membership. We need a new membership committee.

Reports.

  • Chapter and Bylaws. Proposed language on filling vacancies to be distributed in Biweekly.
  • Grievances. Over a dozen outstanding grievances.
  • Membership.
    • Motion made and seconded to print and mail packages with the new Collective Bargaining Agreement to the entire UFF USF Bargaining Unit. Motion passed.
  • Events. The Chapter will organize a Tenure & Promotion workshop and a Welcome Reception for new faculty.
  • UFF USF GAU. UFF USF GAU Chapter President Joshua Lenes is resigning and taking leave to serve as an FEA organizer.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
    • Motion made and seconded to approve the 2014 – 2015 budget. Motion passed.

    THIS IS THE APPROVED BUDGET:

    actual 2012-2013 proposed 2013-2014 proposed 2014-2015
    Membership/Outreach 16,211.00 30,000.00 50,000.00
      Travel scholarships 3,000.00
      Rebates 11,720.00
      Meeting expenses 3,334.00
      Fall reception 1,157.00
    Travel Reimbursements 1,609.00 5,000.00 5,000.00
    Office supplies 296.00 500.00 500.00
    Printing 1,371.00 10,000 10,000.00
    Postage 575.00 2,000.00 2,000.00
    Communication/web page 1,162.00 1,000.00
    Misc 3,910.00 2,000.00
    TOTAL 25,134.00 47,500.00 70,500.00
  • Bargaining. Salary and two items to be opened.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 22 September 2014 and amended on 1 October 2014.

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