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Collective Bargaining

Chapter 447, Florida Statutes, provides for collective bargaining by public employees. The majority of our support staff employees are currently represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). University police employees are currently represented by the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, Inc. (PBA). In-unit faculty members are represented by the United Faculty of Florida (UFF).

Bargaining Agreements

The links below contain the labor agreements between the University and the applicable unions representing various University employees:


The following individuals have been appointed to represent the University of North Florida Board of Trustees (UNF-BOT) during collective bargaining negotiations with the United Faculty of Florida (UFF):

Chief Negotiator: Michael Mattimore, Managing Partner, Allen Norton & Blue

Negotiation Team:

  • Scott Bennett, Vice President Administration & Finance

  • Marianne Jaffee, Executive Assistant to Provost & Director of Planning
  • John Kantner, Senior Associate Provost
  • William (Chip) Klostermeyer, Dean / Professor, College of Computing, Engineering & Construction
  • Rosemary Ponce Ferguson, Director Employee & Labor Relations
  • Madeline Lee, Employee & Labor Relations Coordinator
  • Greg Wurtz, Professor / Chair, Physics
  • Richard Buttimer, Professor / Dean, College of Business Administation
  • Julien Carter, Assistant Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer
  • Justin Sorrell, Senior Associate General Counsel
  • Karen Stone, Vice President & General Counsel
  • Isabel Pease, Interim Vice President Marketing & Communications
  • Mary Palka, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing & Communications