Scott Launier President

UFF UCF Officers Elections

We are holding our chapter elections this summer-you should receive your ballots soon in the mail,  please vote and mail your ballot before August 6, 2020 at 5:00pm!!! Tally of the votes will be at 6:00am on August 7, 2020 at Oviedo Post Office. 

Our Areas of Interest

COVID19 Action

Our Act Now Team is about being informed, flexible, and proactive to obtain positive outcomes for our members.

Successful Bargaining

Successful, strong bargaining requires listening to our members, understanding the social, economic, and political environment and conditions around us.

Successful Faculty Advocacy

Our grievance team advocates on your behalf for all issues that are raised from enforcing our collective bargaining agreement.

Training and Experience

We focus laser-like on our shared goal of negotiating contract language that tangibly improves our work lives in the most timely fashion. 

In the coming months, perhaps years, our global communities will be experiencing immense challenges owed to COVID19 and economic distress. The University of Central Florida will not be immune to these changes. As we write, coronavirus cases are surging in Florida and our administration sends us daily, sometimes hourly, updates owed to the uncertainties of our time.

 

Fortunately,  Scott Launier brought together our Act Now Team (officers and senators). We are proactive, not reactive to the changes and challenges that are coming ahead. As a team, we are motivated and dedicated, participating in weekly state-level trainings, including night courses and weekend conferences in order to organize and help change institutional culture. We respect and collaborate with community and state partners, including organizing events with them.

 

Our opposing candidates, the “Time for Change” group have no, to extremely limited, experience in union work or in knowing how to negotiate or organize a winning campaign for meaningful institutional change at UCF. How will we work toward the COVID19 ouctomes? Do they wish to return to the old chapter leadership style of reacting, rather than leading and working with the administration and community partners? Are they proposing a 2014 model, when the union leadership lacked diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, colleges, campuses, and so on? Also, we ask them, are they willing to work with our team, moving forward into the next challenging two years? Let's be forward-looking!   

Today in 2020, our ACT NOW team is looking ahead to 2021-2023 as we prepare a three-year strategic plan for reducing a hostile work culture and systemic racism, cultivating strategies to organize around key issues of interest to our members, getting informed about the CARES and HEROES act and how it affects our faculty. For more recent updates, please visit our uffucf.org website that our ACT NOW team leaders also helped build over the past two years.

 

The ACT NOW TEAM will motivate you to be the CHANGE, we all want to see at UCF. For more information, feel free to see UFF-UCF website: https://www.uffucf.org/election-2020/ for our officer statements. 

Act Now Team

Scott Launier
President
Talat Rahman
Vice President
Yovanna Pineda
Treasurer
Latarsha Chisholm
Secretary
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