It goes without saying that the 2020 election is critical for not just the nation but for Florida and for education. To quote Becky Pringle, President of the National Education Association (NEA), speaking at the United Faculty of Florida (UFF) virtual Senate meeting this week:
“We need a new president. We need a new president. And elections run through Florida. I need you to step up in this moment and be the strong voices that you are. Social Justice is on the ballot.” And with regard to education, “All that Betsy DeVos has done to education is on the ballot…I have talked to Biden and Harris both. They are committed to our public schools and higher education…I’m asking you to show up in this election and to bring people with you. We can not have four more years of Betsy DeVos. Our students are depending on us to be worthy of them and I know that we are.”
In addition to voting for candidates that support public and higher education, UFF urgently needs funding to continue the fight by lobbying and supporting Florida politicians that support our educational interests. The recent primary season really drained the UFF-PAC fund. UFF is asking for your contributions. Here is how you can contribute:
- One time contribution to the UFF-PAC
- Recurring contributions to the UFF-PAC
- HCC Payroll deduction
- Pay by Check / mail (address in link below)
Make sure to attend the next FUSA meetings during Fall term:
Sept. 25 – 9am
Oct. 23 – 9am
The meetings will be held online via Zoom. Meeting links will be set out prior to the meeting.
FUSA Council will hold the August monthly meeting on Friday, August 28th, via Zoom at 9:00 a.m. Guests are invited to attend. Please check you email inbox for the invitation.
We’ll “see” you there.
The 2020-21 academic year is upon us! Don’t forget to sign up to attend the the virtual FUSA meeting from 12-1pm (8/13/20). Check your HCC email for the invite from CITT and make sure to enroll for the FUSA Meeting.
A message was sent out via HCC email by FUSA on Aug 4th regarding the vote tally.
Faculty voted to approve the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the faculty and administration of HCC.
FUSA thanks you for your participation.
Please read the statement drafted by the UFF Steering Committee in memory of George Floyd:
Well-deserved congratulations are in order for the following faculty members for having earned tenure. Well done!!
Benjamin Barrett – Dale Mabry Joel Lacivita – Ybor City
Emily Brown – Dale Mabry Kaleena Landry – Dale Mabry
Amanda De La Serna – Dale Mabry Steven Salengo – Dale Mabry
Angela Eward-Mangione – Brandon Peter Sleszynski – Plant City
Robert Farley – Dale Mabry Sherrie Slom – Brandon
John Frank – Dale Mabry Mary Watts – Dale Mabry
Sheila Hajari – Dale Mabry David Wingfield – Dale Mabry
Joseph Kitchens – Plant City
And, if you haven’t signed up already:
How to sign up for FUSA Informant updates in 3 easy steps
FUSA congratulates the following faculty members on earning rank & promotion:
Misty Vorder Brueggee