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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:

Q&As for Florida Educators

Common questions about school closures, testing, students with IEPs, evaluations, certifications and more. Updated 3/31.

Digital Learning Resources for Educators and Parents

Resources for engaging students during the school closure

FEA Statewide Town Hall on COVID-19 

Video and transcript of March 25 town hall on the impact of coronavirus on Florida’s public education system.

Q&As and Resources for Parents

Common questions and resources for parents — including links for meals for students in need.

Advocacy Updates for
COVID-19

Ways for members to take action to protect students, educators, healthcare professionals and working people.

Member Benefit Resources and Links

Overview of the additional resources our benefit partners are providing to help members deal with the COVID pandemic. Updated 4/20 with Student Loan Forgiveness information.

AFL-CIO Survival Guide for Unemployment

A PDF guide for working people facing unemployment.

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