From UFF — Urgent action: Defend your Union

Senate Bill 78 is part of a national push by billionaire-funded think tanks to make the unionization process needlessly complicated and to suppress union membership. If passed, the legislation would put administration in charge of the membership process for the first time in Florida’s history and prevent union members from automatically renewing their membership, endangering your union protection.

Leadership in the Florida Senate is pushing this union-busting legislation in the middle of a pandemic. This legislation not only sets a dangerous precedent, but it is also an insult to the working people keeping Florida functioning (like educators and first responders, who oppose this move).

Call your senator and tell them to vote no on SB 78. (Simple “I oppose Senate bill 78” messages are the most effective.)
Click here to look up your state senator.

Grievance filed

On January 29, 2021, the FUSA Council met and voted unanimously to file a Class-Action Grievance. Please see the message sent to faculty by FUSA President Elizabeth Key-Raimer on Feb. 9th for background information on this decision.

Over the next several months, FUSA and the Administration will work through the grievance process as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (Article 11). We will send updates to faculty on progress and meeting dates when scheduled. Information will also be shared on the website.

Please reach out to your campus FUSA representatives with any questions. You may also submit questions through the FUSA website.

Get Out the Vote! Volunteer for FEA Days of Action

From Andrew Spar, President of the Florida Education Association (FEA):

We need your help. We need members who have some time to volunteer for one of our days of action in which we will call friendly union members to remind them to vote. This is all done virtually, so members can call from the comfort of their own home. All anyone has to do is sign up and we will contact them.

Click here to sign up: https://forms.gle/5huacvPnhnXjUjUHA

For more information on the FEA, NEA or AFT days of action, visit: