United Faculty of Florida

University of North Florida | Jacksonville, Florida

Legislative Updates

  • Chronicle of Higher Education article - "Federal Court Orders Restoration of Collective-Bargaining Rights to Faculty and Employee Unions" - 2/17/05
  • Gainesville Sun article - "Decision May Give UF Union More Life" - 2/16/05
  • UFF News Release - February 15, 2005
    • First District Court of Appeals ruling

    May 4, 2004

    • Session Ends on Time.
    • Both community colleges and universities received an ncrease of over 7%.
    • State University employees' salaries and benefits.
    • Community College Baccalaureate programs received $7,767,160 from General Revenue.
    • Several community colleges were renames.
    • Total FRS rate is unchanged for 2004-05 at 7.39% as passed in SB 2230.
    • Retirement bills did not fair well this session.

    April 2, 2004

    • We are half way there!
    • HB 303 Post Secondary Education Access by Mayfield and SB 2388 Community College/Baccalaureate by the Education Committee
    • House Education K-20 Committee Passes Revised 18-Credit Option Bill
    • SB 2884 Relating to State Universities/Incentive Funds by Carlton
    • On the National Front - Update on the HEA (Higher Education Act)

    March 19, 2004

    • You Will Teach Civics!
    • SB 1670 by Sen. Argenziano passed the Senate Education Committee.
    • Higher Education Finance Policy Bill (PCB EDK 04-07A)
    • Governor Releases Supplemental Budget Request
    • Update on the Standardized Testing of University Students

    March 12, 2004

    • Week Two on the Hill
    • UCAT ALERT!
    • In Tallahassee
    • Tax Breaks -- Making Florida's Economy Strong?
    • HB 237 by Rep. Kilmer - Sales Tax Holiday Bill
    • HB 791 by Rep. Johnson would eliminate the Intangible Property Tax over the next three years.
    • On the National Front -- The Flight in Congress Over Money and Public Policy

    March 5, 2004

    • They're Baa-ck!
    • House Appropriations cuts 3.5% to" Reprioritize" Budget
    • UFF Member Lobbyist's Impressions

    February 27, 2004

    • Pre-Session Update
    • FEA/UFF Retirement Initiatives
    • Health Insurance Subsidy Increase
    • DROP and Reemployment Equity
    • FAIR Amendment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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