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Higher Education Faculty and Grad Assistants

Founded in 1968, the United Faculty of Florida (UFF) is the higher education affiliate of the Florida Education Association representing faculty and graduate assistants across the state.

United Faculty of Florida statewide office
115 N Calhoun Street, Suite 6
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 224-8220
Fax: (850) 222-1767
www.unitedfacultyofflorida.org

Join the United Faculty of Florida today!

Through UFF, higher education faculty and academic professionals are:

  • Improving higher education in Florida
  • Working to improve state funding for increased faculty salaries and benefits
  • Working to improve the faculty’s role in decision-making on campus
  • Assisting in negotiation of collective bargaining contracts for over 20,000 professionals
  • Protecting academic freedom and tenure
  • Defending faculty and graduate employee rights
  • Influencing the formulation of policy by the governing boards
  • Working for legislation to improve the quality of education in our colleges and universities
  • Advancing academic excellence.

Ultimately every decision that affects higher education professionals — class loads, equipment, salaries, professional advancement and instructional resources — is either a bargaining issue or a political decision and involves UFF.

On campus, contracts negotiated and enforced by UFF and GAU chapters strengthen administrative accountability and promote educational quality.

In the political arena, UFF and its affiliates advocate the interests of all UFF constituents before the Florida Legislature and education agencies.

Nationally, UFF members are involved in a network of fellow professionals and share in numerous professional development opportunities. We are affiliated with the Florida Education Association, the National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers and the AFL-CIO. Through our national affiliates we advocate for higher education funding and policies in Congress and federal agencies.

UFF: A growing union of higher education professionals

UFF represents more than 20,000 faculty members at 12 public universities, 14 state and community colleges, and at a private university. UFF is also the voice of 8,000 graduate assistants at four universities:

University Chapters:

College Chapters:

Op-ed: New bill threatens federal financial aid for Florida’s students

This column was originally published on Feb. 20, 2022, by the South Florida Sun Sentinel. By ANDREW GOTHARD, UFF President  The beatings will continue until morale improves. Such is the…

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UFF leads fight for intellectual freedom

University of Florida students and faculty gather Nov. 12, 2021, to advocate for free speech and academic freedom. The United Faculty of Florida, FEA’s higher education affiliate, has stepped forward…

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Celebrating American Education Week

Neighborhood public schools are a vital part of our communities, and about 90 percent of Florida’s students are educated in public schools. Join us in celebrating public education and all…

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NEA report: Florida’s teachers still among nation’s worst paid

As inflation grows and despite investments by the Legislature, Florida’s teachers remain stuck near the bottom nationally when it comes to average pay, according to new figures released today by…

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For students to learn anything, Florida needs educators

As Gov. DeSantis today signs HB 7, a bill based on a manufactured political narrative, the Florida Education Association (FEA) must call out the fact that our students would be…

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New law promotes falsehoods about schools, will aggravate shortage of teachers and staff

By signing the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, Gov. DeSantis has put a political agenda ahead of what’s best for our students.

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