Spring semester is well underway, and we have some exciting events coming up!
February 18-21 will be all about recruitment! USF-GAU will host a membership blitz to increase the visibility of the union, and to increase our membership. Union representatives will be reaching out across campus to talk to GAs/TAs/RAs about what being a union member means and what we can accomplish with higher membership and a bigger voice. Want to take a stand for your working conditions? Sign up to talk to other GAs about your experience with the union. Can’t commit a lot of time? We can drop off some membership applications for you, and you could just talk to the colleagues in your general vicinity and we can come collect membership applications. Reply to this e-mail for details.
We’ll end the membership blitz with a social at P.J. Dolan’s Irish Pub (2836 E Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL 33613) on February 21 from 6:00-8:00. Come out for a free beer, some free food, and interdepartmental camaraderie. Bring that potential member who hasn’t made up his or her mind about the union yet, and we’ll answer any questions they (or you) may have.
Elections will take place at the end of March, and we are taking nominations for the following positions: Co-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Grievance Officer, UFF Senate (multiple positions). Basic position descriptions are listing in the USF-GAU Bylaws. If you have additional questions about the time commitment or duties of these positions, just reply to this e-mail. If you aren’t ready to fulfill an elected position, there are many other ways you can take a stand for your working conditions and make your union stronger. Just contact us for more details.
We look forward to seeing you around campus!