5/30/18 Bargaining Update

Dear Colleague –

On May 31, 2018, representatives of the BOT and UFF-FAU met and discussed Article 23 (Salaries) and Article 24 (Benefits).
Due to the excellent turnout of faculty, the meeting needed to be moved to the Board of Trustees room. Thank you to those who showed up. And a special thanks to the faculty from Slattery and Henderson!

First, we discussed Article 24. The UFF-FAU proposal on the table, presented on 4/24/18:

  • Expanded the tuition benefits for both employees and dependent children of employees
  • Gave dependent children of employees priority admission status at Slattery and Henderson.

The BOT countered yesterday with:

  • 18 credits a year free to employees. These credits may be transferred to a dependent child, based on certain conditions, e.g., dependent is admitted to a degree program and takes 30 credits a year
  • The admission policy of Slattery already allows priority status for dependent children of employees
  • No priority admission status for dependent children at Henderson.

The Administration’s reasoning for not allowing priority admission status at Henderson is that Collective Bargaining is not an appropriate forum to direct an admission policy in the school.

UFF-FAU did not counter at this time because, while we are pleased for the most part with the expanded tuition program for dependent children, we need to clarify the issue of fees on the tuition offer.
We also need to look further into the Henderson issue.

Second, we discussed Article 23. (Please see previous email for the BOT offer.) UFF-FAU presented our counter-offer:
The UFF-FAU counter-offer for FAU In-Unit faculty:

Cost of Living Increase University Merit Increase Total
FY 18-19 1.0% 2.0% 3.0%
FY 19-20 1.0% 2.0% 3.0%
FY 20-21 1.0% 2.0% 3.0%

The UFF-FAU counter-offer for FAUS faculty:

Merit Increase for Annual Faculty on the Performance Salary Schedule
Overall Performance Rating 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 Total
Highly Effective 3.00% 3.00% 3.00% 9.00%
Effective 2.75% 2.75% 2.75% 8.25%
Satisfactory 2.50% 2.50% 2.50% 7.50%

 

Merit Increase for Permanent Faculty on the Grandfathered Salary Schedule –
Please see the UFF-FAU counter-offer details at the end of the email.

There was also some discussion of Articles 3, 8, and 11, all of which require more work.

The next bargaining session is on Monday, June 11th at 1:30 p.m. in AD 351. Faculty members are welcome to attend.

Another important meeting is the Board of Trustees meeting, which is tentatively scheduled for June 5, 2018. The BOT are the people who ultimately decide what the Administration offers in the contract negotiations. Attend their meetings – let them know you’re interested and involved.
Meeting details here: http://www.fau.edu/bot/notices/

In solidarity,
Kathleen Moorhead
Meredith Mountford
Debra Vance Noelk
Deandre Poole
Robert Zoeller

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Grandfathered Salary Schedule
FAUS Permanent Status Faculty proposal:
Years  Salary
6 43,500
7 44,000
8 44,500
9 45,000
10 48,000
11 48,500
12 49,000
13 49,500
14 50,000
15 50,500
16 51,000
17 51,500
18 52,000
19 53,500
20 55,000
21 56,500
22 58,000
23 59,500
24 61,000
25+ 62,500

Additive to Base Salary:
Accomplished Instructor – add 3%
Assistant Professor – add 7%
Associate Professor – add 8%
Full Professor – add 9%

Advanced Degree Stipends:
Master’s Degree:    $3,500
Double Master’s:    $5,000
Specialist Degree:   $5,000
Doctorate:             $7,000

For Teachers Earning More than the Grandfathered Schedule:
All Permanent Status teachers will receive a minimum of a 2.95% raise on base salary with a Highly Effective evaluation or a 2.7% increase with an Effective evaluation.

New Hires to FAUS will be paid according to the proposed Salary Schedule below.
New Hire Salary Schedule:

Years  Salary
0 42,000
1 42,000
2 42,500
3 42,750
4 43,000
5 43,250
6 43,600
7 44,100
8 44,600
9 45,100
10 48,100
11 48,600
12 49,100
13 49,600
14 50,100
15 50,600
16 51,100
17 51,600
18 52,100
19 53,600
20 55,100
21 56,600
22 58,100
23 59,600
24 61,100
25+ 62,600

Advanced Degree Stipends:
Master’s Degree:    $3,500
Double Master’s:    $5,000
Specialist Degree:   $5,000
Doctorate:             $7,000