From UFF — Call Gov. DeSantis at 850-717-9337 and tell him to give college and university workers access to COVID-19 vaccines. For more information read the UFF Press release.
The February FUSA Council meeting will take place virtually on Friday Feb 24th at 9am. Details and Zoom link to follow via email.
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.
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.
Sign -up for this virtual event, hosted by NEA, Jan 28 @ 6pm:
The first FUSA meeting of the Spring 2021 semester will take place virtually on Friday Jan 22nd at 9am. Details and Zoom link to follow via email.
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:
Being a member of FUSA means you are a member of United Faculty of Florida (UFF). See how you can contribute to the UFF-PAC by clicking on the link or the image below.
For those interested, Florida Education Association has published a helpful Voter Toolkit that includes resources and information to assist you in the voting process such as registration information, key dates, planning your vote, and a voting guide with FEA endorsements. Also included are links to affiliates NEA and AFT as well as a Vote-by -mail Q&A.