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🎉It's OVER! Bargaining 2020-2021 is CLOSED!🎉


Our long national nightmare is ENDED,

The United Faculty of Florida-Florida State University-Graduate Assistants United (GAU) and Florida State University (FSU) reached an agreement on the 2020-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) on 11/13/20. Amongst other things, this new CBA includes:

  • A $750 one-time bonus (less tax), to be paid out on your 12/18 paycheck

  • Health insurance premium coverage $5 more than last year (no increase to GA health insurance premiums)

  • Any GA whose duties include grading must be paid through the end of the grading period (including the Monday & Tuesday after finals week)

  • Establishment of a committee on standardizing appointment lengths through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

  • Departments shall prioritize funding academic year appointments over individual semester or shorter appointments for GAs who work in both semesters

For this CBA to have the force of law, it must be ratified by a vote of the bargaining unit. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this vote can be conducted online. You may vote whether you are a member of FSU-GAU or not, but you must register to vote. Follow this link [] and fill out the form.

(NOTE: the online voting system cannot process email addresses; register to vote using a non-Yahoo email.)

Registration will be open until 8:00 PM on Thursday, 11/19. Voting will begin at 12:00 AM on Friday, 11/20 and conclude at 11:59 PM on Monday, 11/23.

FSU-GAU will hold a remote Town Hall to answer any questions or concerns you may have about this CBA on Saturday, 11/21, from 3:00-5:00 PM. Zoom information:

To join by phone, find your local number at:

Meeting ID: 835 0647 2499

Passcode: 153455

Directions for voting

  • You should receive an email from “Helios Voting Administrator” with the subject “Vote on 2020-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement.”

  • On the email find for your unique username and password (do not share!).

  • Click on the voting link.

  • Vote YES to approve the CBA so that it can take effect; vote NO to reject the CBA.

  • Authenticate your vote with your username and password.

  • Done!

  • If you do not receive an email from “Helios Voting Administrator” or have other problems voting, please let us know:

Vincenza Antonetta Berardo

Chief Negotiator, UFF-FSU-GAU

Ph.D. Candidate

Philosophy Department

Florida State University

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