Fordham Faculty United

Welcome to Fordham Faculty United (FFU)

Sign Your FFU Membership Form: If you’re new to Fordham, please take action on your membership form by clicking here. FFU is a union shop, where all members may attend CBA negotiations and other union events as well as vote on FFU officers in upcoming elections. Dues information is here.

CBA Bargaining Is Happening Now! Our next sessions will be on September 22 and 29. These sessions are open to all FFU members. Join us in our fight for a fairer union contract for all FFU faculty! See updates below.

FFU Beginning-of-the-semester Happy Hour: Fri., Sept. 23, 6pm. Join fellow FFU faculty to unwind, learn about the union, and build community. See your Fordham inbox for details.

FFU Open Letter to the Fordham Community: Now Public! As part of our public-facing campaign to gather support for our negotiating priorities, we have sent our “FFU Open Letter to the Fordham Community” to Fordham President Tetlow and Provost Jacobs. Thank you to the 300+ FFU members for signing, and to the 100+ supporters in the Fordham community and beyond for adding their voices to our fight for a fairer and more equitable CBA for all FFU faculty. View the Open Letter and our accompanying email by clicking here.

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 (CBAs) here, which detail our rights, job security, and compensation. FFU is part of SEIU Local200 United. Get involved in your union and meet your colleagues by clicking here.

CBA Bargaining Updates and Upcoming Events:

Sept. 22 and 29, 11:30am-2:30pm: CBA negotiationsroom 324, 140 W 62nd (Gabelli). Our bargaining sessions are open to all FFU members. Whether you come late or leave early and even if you just stop by, we need a strong presence at this critical juncture in negotiations. To catch up on bargaining, see our FFU Bargaining Bulletins here. Currently, the Administration is offering a 3% across-the-board annual raise. This is well below the current rate of inflation and is particularly inadequate for the lowest paid faculty members who are hardest hit by rising rents and prices for necessities. Check your Fordham inbox to RSVP and for the Zoom link if you’re unable to attend in-person.

Sept. 21-22 and 28-29: FFU Color Days – WEAR PURPLE! To show solidarity in our collective fight for a living wage for Fordham adjuncts, pay parity across schools, and a health benefit for part-time faculty, we are calling on all FFU members and the larger Fordham community to WEAR PURPLE (our parent union SEIU’s color) on Tues.-Wed., Sept. 21-22 and Sept. 28-29. Check your Fordham mailbox for an FFU flyer and purple sticker!

Aug. 16: The “FFU Open Letter to the Fordham Community” goes public! This is one, important step in our public-facing campaign in support of our priorities in CBA negotiations. Please click here to read the letter, signed by 300+ FFU members and 100+ advocates in the Fordham community and beyond, and our accompanying email to Fordham President Tetlow and Provost Jacobs. In addition to further publicizing this massive show of support, we need FFU members’ boots on the ground for upcoming get-out-the-word actions in late August. Check your email for details and the signup form.

Aug. 15, 1pm-5pm (note the time change) & Aug. 19, 10am-5pm (Friday session cancelled): CBA negotiations. On Aug. 15, we agreed with the Fordham administration to resume CBA negotiations after Labor Day. This allows us more time to leverage our strength in numbers in support of our public-facing campaign. See your email for updates on how you can participate in FFU actions in late August to get out the word for a fairer union contract.

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. You can find the Bargaining Bulletin for the sessions here.

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. You can find the Bargaining Bulletin for the sessions here.

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. You can find the Bargaining Bulletin for the sessions here.

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. You can find the Bargaining Bulletin for the session here.

June 9-10, 14-15: CBA negotiations. You can find the Bargaining Bulletin for the sessions here.

May 24-25: CBA negotiations. You can find the Bargaining Bulletin for the sessions here.

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

May 4 (8:30am) and 5 (10am): CBA negotiations. You can find the Bargaining Bulletin for the sessions here.

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

April 12 (10am) and 13 (8:30am): CBA negotiations. You can find the Bargaining Bulletin for the sessions here.

March 25, 2pm: First session of union contract (CBA) negotiations. You can find the Bargaining Bulletin for the session here.

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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