Fee Waiver Legislation Progress

Today, the Higher Education & Workforce Subcommittee voted unanimously to pass HB 1311, introduced by Michelle Rehwinkle Vasilinda, which would waive certain fees for GAs on at least a 0.25 FTE. The bill must now pass the Education Appropriations Subcomittee and the full Education Committee.

Read more about it, including some of the testimony provided by our members, here.

You can also watch video coverage of the meeting here. Our bill begins at ca. 12:22, Chris Segal is ca.14:40; Kerr Ballenger-Fazzone is ca.18:40, and Rachel McCleery is ca. 21:15.

12pm-2pm Rally in Tally

UFF-FSU-GAU will be joining other UFF chapters and FEA members from all across the state as we converge on the Florida Capitol courtyard. This rally is in support of public education and seeks to end the grievous policies that had been weakening it. The Florida Legislature is poised to do even more harm by permitting guns on campus, despite the objections of University presidents, faculty, staff, students, and police chiefs. We will lend our support to this important event and remind our politicians that they represent us.

RSVP for the event here.

2015-2018 Tentative Agreement

Hello everyone! We are very excited to share our newly negotiated contract with you! This year was a full book review, meaning GAU and FSU went through every single article in our contract and made changes to better reflect the needs of our union members. There’s a lot to go through in this update. Some articles stayed the same as they were before.
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