UFF-UF Responds to White Supremacist Speaker on Campus

On October 19, Richard Spencer, an avowed white supremacist, is scheduled to speak on the University of Florida campus.  UFF-UF has spoken out against Spencer’s appearance since it was first proposed in August, just days after a deadly rally of white nationalist groups in Charlottesville, VA, at which Spencer was present. We continue to hold that Spencer’s appearance here presents a danger to faculty, staff, and students. And, because the university is required to ensure safe working conditions, free from discrimination or harassment, it may represent a violation of our Collective Bargaining Agreement.

UPDATE 10/16/17: In response to the Spencer event, Governor Scott has declared a state of emergency for Alachua County on October 19.

If you are interested in taking a more active stance in response to the Spencer visit, here are some suggestions.


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updated 3/13/2018