Bargaining update, June 24, 2015

Tomorrow, June 25, UFF-UF and the UF Board of Trustees will resume bargaining over Article 24: Salaries. You can find UFF’s opening proposal, which covers 2015 faculty raises and other issues, here.Both parties had agreed to postpone bargaining until after the special legislative session so that UF had more clarity on its budget for the next fiscal year.

UF fared well in the state budget process.  On top of regular state funding and tuition, UF received $5 million as one of two pre-eminent universities in the state and received the highest amount of performance funding of all the state universities: $11 million carried over from last year,  and $19.3 million in new  funds. For more information, see UFF’s final report on the special session and coverage in the Gainesville Sun.

We look forward to working with the BOT to come up with a salary agreement that reflects the faculty’s central role in making UF pre-eminent and the state’s top university according to the performance funding metrics.

The UFF-UF Bargaining Team