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Famu Collective Bargaining Agreement

On the recommendation of President Larry Robinson, the directors approved the agreement at a collective bargaining meeting concluded shortly after their meeting began in the Great Ballroom. The proposed agreement is forwarded to the members of the union for ratification. If ratified, FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., will ask the board to approve the agreement at its Sept. 19 meeting. Crumity says the result of the bargain is that the 437 employees in the collective agreement receive a bonus of $US 2,431 for the previous school year alone. “We appreciate the work of our faculty and the staff at the university. We will do everything in our power to make sure they are in an environment that shows it,” said Robinson, who is not part of the university`s negotiating team. We are committed to respecting and maintaining the collective bargaining process. Representatives from Florida A&M University (FAMU) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which represents more than 450 employees of the University Support Personnel System (USPS), agreed to freeze their stalled hearing and return to the bargaining table on September 9, 2019. Vineyard rights guarantee a worker the right to union representation during an investigative interview. These rights, established by the Supreme Court in 1975 in the J` case. Weingarten Inc. must be used by the employee. The hierarchical superior is not obliged to inform a worker that he is entitled to trade union representation.

An investigative interview is one in which a supervisor interviews an employee for information that could serve as a basis for discipline or asks an employee to defend his or her behavior. It is the duty of the union to inform the employees of the tariff unit of their wine garden rights before having the opportunity to use them. .

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