Collective bargaining is the negotiation between an employer and a negotiator chosen by a group of workers to define working and employment conditions. Collective bargaining for state employees in Florida is provided for in the Florida Constitution and is subject to the provisions of Chapter 447, Florida Statute. Florida is a state of right to work; Therefore, a person`s right to work cannot be denied because of membership or non-membership in a trade union or organization. To ensure the orderly and uninterrupted operation and functions of government, employees of the State of Florida do not have the right to strike. There are currently five labour organizations representing employees of the national personnel system, whose classes are classified in one of the 13 collective bargaining units. In some cases, collective agreements may modify or modify the working conditions of workers covered by these agreements. In such cases, priority shall be given to the applicable provisions of the collective agreement. Labour relations coordinators are available to assist employees and managers in soliciting or interpreting the contract. To contact a labour relations coordinator, please email Brook Mercier or call (352) 392-1072. You will find information on ongoing government collective bargaining in upcoming state collective bargaining. On this page you will find your collective agreement (“CBA” or “faculty contract”) and all signed agreements.
The current CBA will apply from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019 or until the ratification of the new CBA. Article 24 on “wages” is reopened annually to negotiations. The agreement provides for a single lump sum premium for all members of the bargaining unit. The money available for this bonus is equivalent to 4% of the total salaries of all faculty members of the unit. This agreement has been ratified by the bargaining unit and the Board of Directors. It was in effect on October 1, 2019. To learn more about the ongoing negotiations on the CBA 2020-22, click here (link). However, no collective bargaining unit may be created or approved, comprising both professional and non-professional workers, unless a majority of each group votes in favour of joining that unit. .