Steven Lemongello, Orlando Sentinel
A freshman GOP legislator from Lake County has revived a bill that would allow some people to carry guns on college campuses — a proposal that has split his party in the past.
State Rep. Anthony Sabatini, R-Howey-in-the-Hills, said he knows Senate Republicans in the past few years have successfully blocked campus carry bills, including former state Sen. John Thrasher, now president of Florida State University.
But, he said, that was because he felt “many people inhabiting political offices ignore the constitutional rights of their own citizens. They’re afraid of controversy … and they sidestep issues and kill bills considered more controversial.”
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Sign up for the UFF FAU holiday party to celebrate the end of the semester and becoming a majority union over 50%. Seats go quickly.
· Day: Saturday, December 8th
· Time: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
· Place: Villagio, 344 E. Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
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UFF-FAU’s annual State of the Union meeting is Monday, September 24, 2018, Noon – 2:00 p.m., GN 101 (General Classroom North – north end of Breezeway).
The State of the Union is for union members to come together, speak their minds to one other and their union representatives, and make sure their voices are heard at FAU.
Your voice matters – whether you’ve been at FAU for decades or just started last month, you belong at this meeting.
See you there!
In Solidarity –
UFF-FAU’s next Happy Hour will be this Friday, September 21st, at The Irishmen in Boca Raton: http://irishmenpub.com.
We’ll see you there starting at 4:30 PM. Meet colleagues across the university who support a quality and affordable education for all and learn more about your union.
Look forward to seeing you –
UFF-FAU will be holding its annual Instructor Promotion Portfolio meeting on September 20 at 11 PM in room CU 128 (first floor of the Culture and Society Building). Because of your busy schedules, you do not have to attend the entire meeting. Feel free to stop in when you can. The meeting will continue until 12:20 PM.
Anyone who is applying for promotion this year or next should attend. We will be discussing how to create a portfolio as well as answering any questions you might have regarding the process.
The union holds these workshops as well as advocates for a promotional system based upon speaking with instructors regularly. We are constantly bargaining to improve upon instructor promotions and working conditions and need support from all instructors to ensure that such a system remains in place and can be improved upon. Feel free to send in your membership form or bring a signed form to the meeting.
We look forward to meeting you.