United Faculty of Florida - Florida A&M University
The Faculty Union at Florida A&M University welcomes you to our official website! Here at UFF-FAMU we work diligently to ensure that your rights are protected and your voices are heard. Drop us a note to let us know your concerns and to suggest any improvements to our efforts.
The Florida Legislative session that started March 2, 2021 has been the single most well-funded private interest group effort to divide Florida teachers and to take away our rights to collectively deliver what’s best for Florida’s students. The state is ‘open for business’, however, you can’t go over to the state Capitol and walk in like the ‘good old days…”. There is a certain level of hypocrisy never seen before in the state. There are multiple bills that the legislature is considering (i.e., this session) that do not fix Florida’s problems; they just create more while at the same time increase state spending in order to implement them if passed into law.
Who We Are
United Faculty of Florida (UFF) is the organization for higher education faculty and professionals in Florida.
Individually, in our profession, we can accomplish numerous things, such as completing advanced degrees, teaching courses, advising students, researching, and writing lectures, articles, and books; but together we can accomplish much greater things.
UFF is the higher education local of the Florida Education Association, which is affiliated with the National Education Association, American Federation of Teachers, and AFL-CIO.
Our chapter’s mission include negotiating and obtaining a Collective Bargaining Agreement that protects the rights, responsibilities, and opportunities for each FAMUFF faculty member, ensuring that the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, once established, are understood and followed, improving the rights, responsibilities, and opportunities for each FAMU faculty member…
Weingarten rights guarantee an employee the right to Union representation during an investigatory interview. These rights, established by the Supreme Court, in 1975 in the case of J’. Weingarten Inc, must be claimed by the employee. The supervisor has no obligation to inform an employee that s/he is entitled to Union representation.
An investigatory interview is one in which a Supervisor questions an employee to obtain information which could be used as a basis for discipline or asks an employee to defend his/her conduct.
It is an obligation of the Union to educate bargaining unit employees
about their Weingarten rights BEFORE an occasion to use them arises. An
employee must state to the employer that he/she wants a Union
representative present; the employer has no obligation to ask: the
employee if she/he wants a representative.