As we begin the new academic year, I would like to extend to you a warm welcome on behalf of our chapter of the United Faculty of Florida. On our website you will find a number of things I think will be of interest to you. UFF’s state-wide president, Tom Auxter, shares a new report on the effect the dramatic reduction in state support combined with increasing tuition is having on students, their families, and the economic health of the state. In our newsletter and on our website we will keep you informed of what we may expect from a legislature not notably friendly to higher education and what UFF is doing to respond to the threats that face us. You will also find news about the negotiations for a successor contract to the current one that expires next spring, as well as information on how to join UFF if you are not already a member and how to get more involved if you are.
I hope you will have a productive and enjoyable year. I would be pleased to hear from you if you have any questions or comments about what UFF-UF is doing to protect your rights and improve our working conditions.
President, UFF-UF and Professor of Philosophy