Fordham Faculty United

Welcome to Fordham Faculty United (FFU)

CBA Bargaining Is Happening Now! Our next sessions are on Aug. 15, 11am-5pm, and Aug. 19, 10am-5pm at LC (see Updates below). These sessions are open to all FFU members. Join us in our fight for a fairer union contract for all FFU faculty! Please sign the Open Letter below to make your voice heard in support of unionized faculty at Fordham!

Sign the FFU Open Letter to the Fordham Community by clicking here to support our common fight for higher wages, health benefits, and pay parity for all FFU faculty. If you’ve already signed an open letter in the past, please sign this new iteration to express your support for a fairer union contract! 

FFU Mission statement: Guided by the belief that Fordham faculty’s working conditions are our students’ learning conditions, Fordham Faculty United, our union of contingent faculty at Fordham University, works to attain social justice, dignity, and well-being for contingent faculty and all members of the Fordham University community by addressing inequities in participation in university decision-making, wages, benefits, job security, inclusion, and rights.

You can find our Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) here, which details our rights and benefits. FFU is part of SEIU Local200 United. Get involved in your union and meet your colleagues by clicking here.

Updates and Upcoming Events:

Aug. 15, 11am-5pm & Aug. 19, 10am-5pm: Both sessions are in-person at LC: Lowenstein *room TBD*. For those who are unable to attend, a Zoom link will be provided (see your email for details). We expect to hear admin’s counters on benefits and compensation. This is a critical juncture in negotiations so we need you present to show the administration that we’re serious in our fight for a fairer CBA! Bargaining sessions are open to all FFU members.

Aug. 3-4, 10am-5pm: CBA negotiations. On day 1, the administration provided its counter on compensation, increasing the amount of its AY2022-2023 part-time faculty “bonus” and enlarging eligibility, while maintaining the same pay raises and not addressing parity. On day 2, FFU countered with a higher bonus amount, while maintaining our same pay raises and calling for pay parity across schools in year one of the new CBA.

July 30, 1-3pm: FFU Picnic in Prospect Park (Brooklyn). Our second FFU picnic this year brought together fellow faculty to build community, eat and drink, and take in the sun.

July 19, 1-5pm, and July 20, 10am-5pm: CBA negotiations. On day 1, the administration presented a comprehensive counterproposal, responding in part to FFU non-economic demands but barely moving on economics, including pay parity for all adjuncts across schools, a meaningful health benefit for adjuncts, and a higher pay rate that reflects the real-world challenges of contingent faculty at Fordham. On day 2, FFU countered, acknowledging the gains but pushing for compensation and benefits that reflect the central role of FFU faculty to Fordham’s mission to our students. Bargaining bulletin below.

July 13, 10am-5pm, and July 14, 12:30-5pm: CBA negotiations. We presented our counterproposals on a health benefit for adjuncts and compensation for all FFU members. Bargaining bulletin below.

June 29 via Zoom: CBA negotiations. At this session, more than 100 FFU members participated. We heard the Fordham administration’s counterproposal on compensation and health benefits, neither of which moved significantly from its previous counter. We reacted forcefully to the administration’s refusal to heed our calls for higher pay, pay parity, and benefits. Bargaining bulletin below.

June 9-10, 14-15: CBA negotiations. See our bargaining bulletin below.

May 24-25: CBA negotiations. See our bargaining bulletin below.

May 14: FFU annual picnic in Central Park. See photos below!

May 4 (8:30am) and 5 (10am): CBA negotiations.

April 22, 6pm: FFU happy hour at Alfie’s (near Lincoln Center).

April 12 (10am) and 13 (8:30am): CBA negotiations.

March 25, 2pm: First session of union contract (CBA) negotiations.

March 25, 6pm: FFU happy hour at Alfie’s (near Lincoln Center) following our first bagaining session.

March 22, 2022: *All-FFU-Member Negotiating Strategy Meetings*. FFU faculty members prepared for our first CBA bargaining session on March 25. We held the same meeting over Zoom on March 10 and 11. Glad you could come!

Feb. 25, 2022: Our first *FFU happy hour* of the semesster at 6pm at Alfie’s (near Lincoln Center).



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