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May, 2015

News and Event Coverage

GOP disbanding of Regents ends in farce at FSU, Palm Beach Post, October 22, 2014

UFF-GAU Press Release: Rally Against Fees, March 4, 2014

Judge rules against the state, calls breach of contract 'unconstitutional taking', March 6, 2012

Judge Rules in Favor of FEA Pension Lawsuit, March 6, 2012

The Condition of Florida by the Numbers, January 8, 2012

FCFEP Original Site: The Condition of Florida by the Numbers

The Texas Plan: A Formula for Failure, November 7, 2011

Florida May Be Next Battleground Over Faculty Productivity, September 13, 2011

FEA Lawsuit Over FRS Changes, June 20, 2011

Academic Freedom For Sale, NEA Today, May 26, 2011

UF Arbitration Win, Faculty Reinstated: Complete Arbitration Decision, June 2, 2010

FAU Impasse: "FAU Administration Stalls, Throws Up Roadblocks on UFF-FAU Engineering Grievances"

FAU Impasse: "FAU Can Cut 220 Faculty Positions, Consultant Says"

FAU Impasse: "State of a Failing University: Progress Without People, A University Without Faculty"

Gainesville Sun: Faculty Declare Impasse at UF: September 22, 2009

Protests Break Out To Save Majors, Professors: July 15, 2009

Trustees Vote ‘Yes’ to Eliminate Programs: July 26, 2009

Students, Faculty Speak Out: July 26, 2009

UCF Loses 4 Programs, Affecting More Than 1,000 Students: July 23, 2009

Students, Faculty Protest UCF Budget Cuts: July 23, 2009, WFTV-9

UCF Trustees Approve Program Cuts: July 23, 2009, WESH-2

UCF BOT Votes to Close Programs: July 23, 2009, WESH-2

Students and Faculty Protest UCF Cuts: July 23, 2009, WESH-2

Graduate Assistants at FSU Join UFF: May 5, 2009

Make Our Schools A Priority: Rally March 3, 2009

UFF Teach-In at the Capital (25:49 video, mp4 format, 71.1mb)

Press Releases

Judge Rules in Favor of FEA Pension Lawsuit, March 6, 2012

UFF-UF News release Regarding Impasse: September 20, 2009

UFF-FSU News release Regarding Layoffs: September 1, 2009

Faculty Back Tuition Increases to Avert Program Collapse


UFF Election Endorsements: November 2008

Important Legal Victory on our NCLB Lawsuit
  News Release (Word doc)
  Questions and Answers (Word doc)
  Actual Court Ruling (PDF)

April UFF Senate Meeting
(Steering Committee/Council of Presidents/Membership Committee)

Andy Ford Letter to Gov. Crist about pensions

Property Tax Amendment

Tallahassee Democrat - 01-06-08, Amendment Fails Fairness Test.doc

Articles on Florida Investment Fund

DECEMBER 7, 2007

St. Petersburg Times
It’s not 1929, but it’s the biggest mess since

Miami Herald
Another $1.19B taken from state fund

Tampa Tribune
Agencies Grab $1.2 Billion After State Fund Reopens

DECEMBER 6, 2007

Sun Sentinel
State pension fund's risky debt at $1 billion

Miami Herald
State: $1.1B withdrawn as investment pool reopens to Fla. govts

Tallahassee Democrat
Trust factor: Unfreezing SBA fund just step one
http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2007 1206/OPINION01/712060351/1006/opinion&template=printart

DECEMBER 4, 2007

Bloomberg Report
FloridaPension Fund Has ‘Suspect' Debt Held by Pool (Update2)

Bloomberg Report
Florida Investment Chief Quits; Fund Rescue Approved (Update4)

Ft. Myers News-Press
Consultants consider local investment pool changes

Tallahassee Democrat
Trustees to decide what to do with investments
State fund frozen after $16.5B withdrawn


NOVEMBER 30, 2007

Washington Post
Florida freezes state-run investment fund

New York Times
Florida Freezes Its Fund as Governments Pull Out

NOVEMBER 29, 2007

Florida halted withdrawals from a $15 billion local-government fund

Florida Halts Withdrawals From Local Investment Fund (Update3)

NOVEMBER 27, 2007

State universities need more money from stable sources
Madelyn Isaacs: Guest Opinion

Other News and Commentary

Powers of Persuasion - Tampa Tribune, October 21, 2007

Roberts Rules for BOG's Independence - Tampa Tribune, October 21, 2007