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Bargaining Update
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Tomorrow (May 19) is the first bargaining session between the SEIU-Florida Public Services Union adjunct bargaining team and college administration from 11 a.m. to 3:00 pm on Ybor campus, Student Services building, YSSB309. (Parking available both on street and in visitor lot.)

After many meetings and diligent work, the union bargaining committee will be advancing our first proposal, one that includes significant wage increases to bring part-time faculty in line with full-time faculty per course compensation, continuing employment rights semester to semester, compensation for non-classroom work time, just cause in discipline cases, a grievance and binding arbitration procedure, paid sick time, access to college facilities on par with full-time staff, access to college daycare facilities for adjunct working parents, and much more.
This will be the first of likely many bargaining sessions between the union and the college. All sessions are public and we encourage all to attend. This is your contract, and you will be called on to participate going forward in order to ensure the strongest possible agreement, and a strong union going forward.
As you’re already aware, the college concedes nothing without worker demand. When we stick together, we win.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at 561-308-1919 or joseph.brenner@seiufpsu.org
The union and college will meet for the first bargaining session on Friday, May 19th at 11 a.m. at Ybor Campus Room YSSB309 (Student Services).  Meetings are open to the public and anyone may attend regardless of their membership status. If you want to discuss any particulars regarding the union’s contract proposals please contact Joseph Brenner at 561-308-1919 or joseph.brenner@seiufpsu.org

Hillsborough Community College Adjunct Faculty Overwhelmingly Vote to Join SEIU

In an important victory for faculty across the nation, part-time faculty at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Tampa have overwhelmingly voted to join SEIU Florida Public Service Union and contingent faculty across the country in a union movement.

The victory marks the first faculty union election in Florida, and at a public university in the South, with SEIU. HCC adjuncts will join over 13,000 college instructors across the country who have joined SEIU in the past three years, from community colleges to universities ranked in the top 10 of U.S. News Ranking of national universities. Votes for the all-mail ballot election were counted at the Public Employee Relations Commission in Tallahassee.

“Adjunct faculty love teaching and preparing students for their future; We need job security and fair wages that enable us to dedicate more time to our profession. My colleagues at USF are excited about HCC’s victory today and the growing union movement in higher education. Their win is also a victory for me, my family, my students and for all Tampa colleges and university faculty who are uniting for change, ” said University of South Florida part-time faculty member Greg McCreery.

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