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
The UFF-FAU counter-offer for FAUS faculty:
|Merit Increase for Annual Faculty on the Performance Salary Schedule
|Overall Performance Rating
|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/
Debra Vance Noelk
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