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News and Documents

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

Documents

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
http://www.newspaperclips.com/npcapp/bounce.aspx/
npcwebsite/0/7/TlBDIFdlYnNpdGUgVXNlcg~~/170088016


Miami Herald
Another $1.19B taken from state fund
http://www.miamiherald.com/business/v-print/story/335494.html

Tampa Tribune
Agencies Grab $1.2 Billion After State Fund Reopens
http://www.tbo.com/news/politics/MGBTAXA9W9F.html

DECEMBER 6, 2007

Sun Sentinel
State pension fund's risky debt at $1 billion
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/sfl-flfpension1206sbdec06,0,5197178.story

Miami Herald
State: $1.1B withdrawn as investment pool reopens to Fla. govts
http://www.miamiherald.com/business/AP/v-print/story/334372.html

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)
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a..d4q_eR6mI&refer=us#

Bloomberg Report
Florida Investment Chief Quits; Fund Rescue Approved (Update4)
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aDNnsaJ8cc9c&refer=home

Ft. Myers News-Press
Consultants consider local investment pool changes
http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071204/NEWS01/712040344/1002

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State fund frozen after $16.5B withdrawn

http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071204/CAPITOLNEWS/712040326/1010/NEWS01&template=printart

NOVEMBER 30, 2007

Washington Post
Florida freezes state-run investment fund
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/30/AR2007113000312_pf.html

New York Times
Florida Freezes Its Fund as Governments Pull Out
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/30/business/30invest.html?_r=1&ref=business&oref=slogin

NOVEMBER 29, 2007

MARKET WATCH  
Florida halted withdrawals from a $15 billion local-government fund
http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/florida-freezes-15-billion-fund/story.aspx?
guid=%7BBDBDFE0F%2DAAA2%2D4439%2DB10C%2D0B1E6DBAB331%7D


Bloomberg 
Florida Halts Withdrawals From Local Investment Fund (Update3)
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aJMeGhSAasQQ&refer=home#

NOVEMBER 27, 2007

THE NEWS-PRESS
State universities need more money from stable sources
http://www.newspress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071127/OPINION/711270345
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