Bargaining Archive

Bargaining Archive


2019/2020 Ratification Details

Agreements for the current bargaining session

  • Salary adjustments for 2019/2020: 2% across the board with a $2000 minimum. The rationale as presented to us was, quote: “This new minimum actually [affects] more than 390 faculty members in that their raise would be more than 2%; in some cases, much more. Individuals making $80,000 or less actually [get] greater than a 2.5%  with $100,000 being the 2% threshold.”  In other words, everyone making $99,999 or less would receive a base salary increase of two thousand dollars, which to a great deal of faculty amounts to well over 2%.  Those making more than $100,000 would receive 2%, which amounts to more than $2,000. These increases would be retroactive to August 7th, 2019.
  • Beginning salary (Article 23) negotiations 30 days prior to the legislative session in order to avoid lengthy delays to future annual salary adjustments.
  • $1000 base salary increase for Excellence Award winners.
  • Change to the sabbatical ratio to allow for one (1) extra one-semester sabbatical.
  • Change to UFF’s course release formula to allow additional releases for officers, permitting more focused recruitment, bargaining, and grievance/informal resolution efforts.

Agreements for next bargaining session:

Suspending the rules for 2020/2021’s re-opener negotiation to allow UFF and management to open more than two articles each for bargaining, which keeps items like paid family leave in play without waiting two years for a full-book negotiation.

2018 Bargaining Updates

  • Ratification Bulletin 2018-21
  • CBA 2018-2021 with track changes

2017 Bargaining Updates

Update #1

Meeting date:Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Bargained Article: 8.F.3 [Appointment]
Concerned Party/Article Opened By:   Management
Issues: Summer compensation (management concern) 
CBA Language under review: Section 8.F.3 (“Faculty teaching during any of the summer terms shall be compensated in the same amount as compensation received during the regular academic year for the same or similar course”)
Details…

Update #2

Meeting date: Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Bargained Article: 8.4.F.1 [Appointment]
Concerned Party/Article Opened By: Management
Issues: Summer compensation (management concern) 
CBA Language under review: Section 8.4.F.1 (“Available supplemental summer appointments shall be offered equitably … in accordance with written criteria. The criteria shall be made available in each department and unit”) and Section 8.4.F.3 (“Faculty teaching during any of the summer terms shall be compensated in the same amount as compensation received during the regular academic year for the same or similar course”) 
Details…

Update #3

Meeting date:  Monday, 26 June 2017
Bargained Article:  8.F.G [Appointment]
Article Opened By: Management
UFF’s Issue: Extra University Compensation 
CBA Language under review: Section 8.F.G [“Extra University compensation is defined as University compensation for any duties in excess of a full appointment (1.0 FTE)”]
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Update #4

Meeting date: Monday, 10 July 2017
Bargained Article: 17.7.A 
Concerned Party/Article Opened By: UFF
Issues: Parental Leave 
CBA Language under review: Section 17.7.A [“Parental leave is unpaid leave unless other paid leave benefits are accessed.”]
Details…

Update #5

Meeting dates: 17 July, 19 July, 2 August
Bargained Article: 23 (Salaries)
Issue: Base Salary Adjustment 
CBA Language under review: Section 23.4.B 
Details…

Update #6

Meeting date: 10 August 2017
Bargained Article: 23 (Salaries)
Issue: Base Salary Adjustment 
CBA Language under review: Section 23.4.B
Details…

Update #7

Meeting Date: 4 October 2017

At this meeting, we will formally open the “full book” negotiation process as well as work towards concluding the ongoing 2017-2018 negotiations on salary and promotions.  As you are probably aware, we have not yet reached agreement with management to fund both raises for approved faculty promotions and salary increases this year. Reaching an agreement on these issues will be our priority for this meeting. UFF members and non-members are invited to attend this meeting as observers of the process.  Your presence will show support for the critical role of faculty at FGCU.

Update #8

Meeting date: 1 November 2017

The next UFF-Management bargaining meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 1st from 1:00-3:00 pm in Marieb Hall room 402.  The Management team will be led by Dr. Tony Barringer, Associate Provost/ Associate VP for Academic Affairs, who will assume the role of Chief Negotiator.   The UFF bargaining priority will be to work towards concluding the ongoing 2017-2018 negotiations on salary and promotions.  Everyone is invited to attend bargaining meetings as observers.  Your presence will support the critical role of faculty at FGCU.

Update #9

UFF-FGCU and FGCU management have reached accord and signed a memorandum of agreement allowing promotion-related raises to be paid retroactively to August 2017 for all faculty promoted during the previous year. 

Previous Documents & Agreements

2015 – 2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)

2016-2017 Re-Openers (Modifications to the 2015-18 Collective Bargaining Agreement)

2013-2014 Re-Openers (Modifications to the 2011-14 Collective Bargaining Agreement)

August 6, 2013, the United Faculty of Florida at FGCU (UFF/FGCU) and the FGCU Board of Trustees (BOT) negotiators reached tentative agreements. The new 2013-14 CBA provisions include agreed upon modifications to: Article 23 Salaries and Article 24 Benefits. A summary of the proposed changes to Articles 23 and 24 appears below.

Article 23 Salaries

  • By virtue of an agreement separately ratified by the faculty earlier in the year, the University has already provided applicable faculty promoted for the 2013-14 academic year with their promotion increases. These were effective August 7, 2013.
  • With the use of the 2010-11 Balmoral Faculty Salary Compression and Inversion Study faculty who were deemed compressed and inverted using the formula from the study will be awarded additional compensation. This additional compensation will apply to base pay and go into effect upon ratification of the contract and the University Board of Trustees.
  • All full-time faculty will receive either $1400.00 or 3.5% increase, whichever is higher, across the board raise to base pay effective October 1, 2013.

Article 24 Benefits – There were no changes to this article.

November 2012 Tentative Modification Agreements

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