Current Collective Bargaining Agreement

Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2011-2014.

Grievance Policy


Unlike many other unions, UFF has in the past offered grievance representation to all bargaining unit members, whether or not they have chosen to join the union and pay membership dues. To help offset the costs of grievance representation, in the past UFF has required non-members merely to share the costs of taking their grievances to arbitration. However, because our state affiliate has informed UFF that it cannot provide legal support to UFF when it represents non-members, UFF is unable to continue to provide representation to non-members.

Therefore, as of November 4th, unless you are a member of UFF at or before the time of any incident that violates your rights under the BOT-UFF Collective Bargaining Agreement, UFF will not represent youin your grievance. As always, you will have a right to represent yourself or to hire an attorney to represent you. And, just as you cannot obtain an insurance policy after an accident happens, you cannot obtain union representation in a grievance over something that happened before you were a member by joining the union after the incident that violates your contract rights and leads to the grievance occurs.

As has always been the case, non-members are not entitled to the $1 million insurance policy that covers liability for work-related lawsuits or claims against a faculty member. This has always been another important protection offered automatically to UFF members and paid for by their dues.

As before, it is the choice of an individual faculty member or librarian as to whether or not to join UFF. However,because that choice now means the individual is opting out of a right to have the assistance of trained UFF grievance representatives, the union feels it is important for all faculty members and librarians to be notified of our new policy.

Bargaining News
Fall 2011 Bargaining
Fall 2010 Bargaining
Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2008-2011, as amended 2010
Fall 2009 Bargaining

Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2008-2011
Final Version.
Tentative Agreement 2008-2011
View the tentative agreement for 2008-2011
Bargaining for Fall 2008
Salary negotiations continue. Discussions of career path for instructors and lecturers is looking favorable.
Bargaining for Summer 2008
Salary negotiations continue. Discussions of career path for instructors and lecturers.
Where Things Stand in 2008
The state of bargaining negotiations for 2008.
Where Things Stand in 2006
The state of bargaining negotiations for 2006.
Salary Increases
Bargaining continues for the 2006-2007 academic year.
Victory for Cleaners and Janitors
Another success for collective bargaining.
Summary and Notification of Vote
Read a summary of the changes in the agreement and come to vote.
Collective Bargaining Agreement.
View the text of the new agreement.
Memo Announcing Agreement
Good things on the way.
Previous Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Victory on Appeal over Status Quo
  • Gainesville Sun article on the effect of Appeal on UF
Bargaining Report 12-16-05
Talks Continue
Bargaining Report 06-20-05
Granted Stay of Impasse
Bargaining Report 04-24-05
Memorandum on Salaries
Bargaining Report 04-11-05
Administration declares impasse while new proposals are on the table
President Gummerson's Response to the Provost
The Attacks Continue
Salary Comparisons
Comparison to other Universities: HTML or Power Point
University Priorities
Consumer Price Index
Comparison of UFF's and President Maidique's Proposals
Complete Comparison [HTML]
Overview [DOC]
Details [DOC]
President's Address to BOT
Newspaper Responses to BOT Address
Victory on Successor Appeal
The state appeals court has given us the victory on "successor employer"--meaning that the we should never have lost our recognition, that status quo under the agreement should have remained in force.
Appeal Decision
Bargaining Contract
President's Response to the Provost
  • Academic Freedon
  • Salary
  • Union Busting Policies
Bargaining Report 02-28-05
New Messenger, Same Old Message
Bargaining Report 02-17-05
Victory on "Successor" Appeal
Bargaining Report 02-14-05
Administration Sticks to Hard-line
Bargaining Report 01-23-05
Tentative agreement on Tenure
Bargaining Report 01-19-05
Progress is Being Made
Bargaining Report 12-15-04
BOT is still dragging their feet
UFF-FIU Salary Proposal
Our team is attempting to move forward. Read our salary proposal to the BOT
Comments to BOT 11-22-04
Alan's Comments at the BOT meeting on November 22
Bargaining Report 11-14-04
Wait 'til you read this one
BOT's contract proposal
The gutted contract proposal from the BOT
BOT's suggested policies
BOT wants to move negotiated rights to maleable policies
Bargaining Report 11-01-04
Bargaining Report 09-24-04
  • BoT is not bargaining in good faith
  • Time to act
Bargaining Report 09-06-04
  • Faculty voice is heard
  • Grievance Procedure under attack by BoT
Bargaining Report 07-30-04
Tenure under attack by BoT
Bargaining Report 06-11-04
BoT’s team is taking a hard-line
Bargaining Report 05-23-04
Radical new language proposed by BoT

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Previous Collective Bargaining Reports are archived at .

Contact Us

Chapter President Eric Dwyer
Grievance Chairperson Lauren Christos

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