Accomplishments and Other Membership Benefits
In past negotiation cycles, we have successfully bargained for:
- Compensation for Academic Program Coordinators
- Compensation for club sponsors (i.e. PTK, Psi Beta, Environmental Club, FFEA)
- Movement to a 2-term work calendar (165 days)
- The ability of the faculty to work at a location other than the college on Fridays.
- Elimination of fingerprinting requirements for full time faculty members. Because of our concerns over privacy issues and our insistence on the creation of a committee to clarify proper procedures, implementation of the fingerprinting program was delayed until the college realized it wasn't actually necessary or even advisable
- Improvement in the college's maintenance of continuing education requirement
- Salary adjustments for our librarian faculty who must work longer hours on campus than the rest of the faculty
- Work schedule adjustments (25 hours on campus; 10 hours at a location other than the college)
Benefits to membership include:
- Legal representation, on both the professional and personal level (members may consult affiliated lawyers regarding Domestic/Family issues, Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Consumer concerns, and Traffic issues)
Membership Applications are available on the Document Downloads Page
Your Membership Representative: Mr. Niko Koukos
Become An Activist
Not every member needs to be an activist however if you want to volunteer to help your union, please contact us at: UFFBrevard@gmail.com
Policy on Representation of Non-members
UFF will not provide grievance representation to faculty who were not dues-paying UFF members at the time when the grievable incident occurred. Union membership must be maintained throughout the grievance/arbitration process.
All faculty have the right to file an individual grievance, but those who were not UFF members when the incident occurred must represent themselves or retain an attorney. UFF retains the sole and exclusive right to invoke arbitration; non-members will not automatically have the right to pursue a remedy beyond the grievance process. Additional information about the representation policy is on the membership form.