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Welcome to the Florida International University Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida. UFF-FIU provides many services to it members. Follow the links in the menu on the left to access contract information, application forms and contact information for the officers.

Recent News

Members in the News

A few members of UFF-FIU have been in the news lately.

Salary Amendment for 2017-18

In light of the fact that bargaining has already begun for the 2018-2021 contract, we only negotiated salary for the 2017-2018 bargaining session.

Contract Ratification Vote

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The members of the bargaining unit, meaning all faculty for which the collective bargaining agreement covers, ratified the proposed ammendment to the CBA, regarding salary.

YES VOTES 101
NO VOTES 6

The ratified salary changes are:

  • Retention Increase of 1%, with a minimum of $750, retroactive to July 1, 2017.
  • One-time Bonus of $250 to faculty earning less than $65,000.

Gender Equity Report

This study on gender equity at FIU was commissioned by the United Faculty of Florida at FIU as a follow up to concerns about the issue voiced by faculty focus group participants during a study that examined Quality of Worklife at FIU. The union commissioned the Research Institute on Social & Economic Policy of the Center for Labor Research & Studies to analyze the most basic indicators of gender equity, numbers of men and women and salaries paid to men and women members of the faculty. The analysis of these factors is based on 2010-11 data provided by FIU’s office of Academic Affairs. In addition, RISEP conducted an on-line survey to elicit a wider range of perceptions and concerns about gender equity among faculty members. 382 FIU faculty members responded to the survey.

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Florida Legislature

The power point presentation about the 2012 Florida Legislative Session is available for download, for those who could not attend the teach-in. Power Point Presentation

The presentation has a reference to Rick Scott's Legislative Preview, which is included here.

Recent Events

Event Date Location
Executive CouncilFriday, December 8, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PMLC 309 (MMC)
Holiday PartyThursday, November 30, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PMFaculty Club (MMC)
Executive Council MeetingFriday, November 3, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PMLC 309 (MMC)
Salary Ratification VoteWednesday, November 1, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMGreen Library (MMC)
Glenn Hubert Library (BBC)
Salary Ratification VoteTuesday, October 31, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMGreen Library (MMC)
Glenn Hubert Library (BBC)

How FIU Spends Its Money

How FIU Spends Its Money - 2017

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This report presents an analysis of the trends in Florida International University (FIU) expenditures on faculty and administration personnel for the academic years 2013-14 through 2016-17. Particular attention is given to the changes in the number, composition, and salaries of faculty and administrators at FIU in the context of increasing university expenditures and rising student enrollment, and changes in tuition revenue during the academic years 2013-14 through 2016-17.

Data show that FIU personnel decisions have contributed towards administrative bloat between 2013-14 and 2016-17, expanding the resources devoted to administration at the expense of instruction, research, and service. During this period, administrative personnel hires and and total personnel expenditures have outpaced those of faculty. Furthermore, faculty’s share of personnel expenditures has declined as the share of administration personnel expenditures has increased.

Previous reports were produced in 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2014. This report extends the analysis of FIU’s expenditures through the 2016-17 academic year and supports prior findings of administrative bloat at FIU.

[last updated: August 31 2017]

2014 Version of the Report

This report analyzes the trends in Florida International University (FIU) expenditures on faculty and faculty salaries compared to expenditures on administration and administrators' salaries for the years 2004 through 2013. Previous reports were produced in 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2011. This report extends the analysis of FIU's expenditures with data available in October 2013, including faculty salaries through the 2013-2014 academic year. This report supports previous findings that FIU is experiencing administrative bloat, expanding the resources of administration at the expense of instruction, research and service.

  • Download the 2014 report in MS Word format.

Address to the BOT

United Faculty of Florida, UFF, represents the faculty and librarians of FIU.

The new numbers show the same trend that the first numbers did - even though, as the Provost said, the increase was not as steep as the first numbers showed. There has been a steady shift of money and personnel away from academic programs at FIU and into administrative overhead.

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Letter to the Unit

The voice of the faculty of Florida International University was heard by the FIU administration, and perhaps equally important, by the FIU Board of Trustees!

Our message, articulated in the UFF Reports “How FIU Spends Its Money,” was loud and clear: no more program closures until administrative overhead is brought under control.

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Report on how FIU spends its money

Dear Bargaining Unit Members,

The UFF Teach-in on How FIU Spends Its Money went very well today. If you were unable to attend, the report is attached. We are disseminating this information because we think it is important for all FIU faculty to understand our administration's priorities, especially within the context of the ongoing budget crisis.

What our reports show is that the FIU administration has been shifting personnel and resources away from the faculty who do the teaching, research, and service that constitute the University’s mission. No matter how conservatively we analyze the data, the University has been increasing both the total numbers (98.6% over a 6 year period) and total salaries (106.1% over that period) of administrators relative to faculty (.5%; 10.7% respectively). Even when tuition and student fees increased by 57.7% funds have been steered away from students and those who are directly responsible for the academic mission of this University.

I urge you to read this report carefully. As we approach the difficult process of reorganization, program closures, and potential layoffs, please keep in mind that the FIU administration could make different choices in the face of budget shortfalls that do no more harm to the academic infrastructure and mission of this University.

Please feel free to email Teresa Lucas for further information or questions regarding this report.

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Contact Us

Chapter President Eric Dwyer
Grievance Chairperson Lauren Christos
Treasurer For information about the UFF-FIU budget, please contact Delano Gray

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[last updated: November 28 2017]