From UFF-UF’s Bargaining team: Sumi Helal, Chief Negotiator; John Bourn (PKY Liaison); John Biro; Agnes Leslie; Raúl Sánchez; email@example.com
Contract Re-Opener: Article 24 – Salaries
UFF-UF Opening Proposal: Highlights & Rationale
April 10, 2015
- 2.5% merit raise
- 4% Cost of Living Adjustment
- PKY salary increases no less than the rest of bargaining unit
We continue to support merit raises. However, for over 5 years, faculty have seen no cost-of-living increases. Except for the $1400/$1000 legislatively appropriated increase in 2014, nothing has been done to help faculty cope with a 7.6% cumulative inflation (worse, when you factor in the 3% reduction in the state’s retirement contribution).
Enhance Promotion Salary Increases to 15%
UF, while seeking preeminence, is trailing the State University System in promotion salary increases. (click chart to view)
COMPRESSION/INVERSION and MARKET EQUITY
0.5% of Base Salaries for compression/inversion adjustments. Administrative Discretionary Salary Adjustments reduced to 0.75. Compression/inversion removed from the list of discretionary adjustments.
While UFF and the university have discussed the possibility of conducting a joint study of faculty salaries, the ill effects of compression and inversion need to be addressed immediately. We cannot wait or UF will continue to lose faculty. A 0.5% pool in 2015-2016 should be a reasonable first step in solving this problem.
Strike current contract language limiting faculty members’ right to seek redress if the provisions of this salary article are violated.