UFF-UF Bargaining Team Member, Hélène Huet. was recently featured on NEA News! Click here to read the full article.
“In states with collective bargaining, unions can take up the issue at the bargaining table. Thanks to the faculty union at the University of Florida (UF), for example, all UF employees now have eight weeks of paid parenting leave, which can be used by mothers and fathers, after birth or adoption.
The new provision is both big and insufficient, says Hélène Huet, a member of the United Faculty of Florida-UF bargaining team. “Even though it seems to me that [paid family leave] should be a given, it has been a long fight,” she says.”