UFF-UF is a professional organization of, by, and for the UF faculty and professional staff. We are a democratic, member-supported, volunteer-powered voice for higher education faculty at UF and statewide. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for in-depth answers to your questions on these areas.
UFF-UF serves as the bargaining agent that negotiates the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA, or “contract”) that specifies, among other things, salary, benefits, academic freedom, tenure, assignments, evaluations, and job security. Collective bargaining is led by a faculty team, with assistance from professional legal staff in the state office and expert legal counsel when necessary. UF faculty have protected their rights through collective bargaining since UFF-UF was first certified in 1976. Read the Bargaining FAQs.
UFF-UF helps faculty enforce the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The CBA includes a provision for faculty who believe that their rights have been violated to file grievances, which, if not resolved, can proceed to binding arbitration. UFF volunteers—and, if necessary, staff from the statewide office and outside legal counsel—support members in these proceedings at no cost. Read the Grievance FAQs.
UFF-UF works with its state and national affiliates to educate the public and policy makers on the importance of higher education to Florida’s future and the importance of faculty to the future of UF. At times, these efforts are made in coordination with other groups to multiply our voice — e.g. the Administration, the Board of Trustees, the Board of Governors, student organizations, parents’ organizations, organized labor — but UFF-UF is first and foremost the independent voice of UF faculty. Read the Government Relations FAQs.