Union Member Meeting Monday November 20st 2017 at 5:15pm

Next Union meeting will be held at PTB Training room (to the left of the Parking and Transportation office) USF Tampa Campus Monday November 20st 2017. Due paying members and in unit staff are invited to attend. Doors open at 5pm. Free pizza, t-shirts and Collective Bargaining Agreements. Come meet your Union executive board!

Link to USF Tampa Campus maps

Union Meeting: Tuesday, April 21, 5:15 – 6:45 pm

The next meeting of Local 3342 will be on Tuesday, April 21 from 5:15 pm to 6:45 pm in FAH 110.

Elections for local officers will take place at our May 19 meeting. Please keep in mind that only dues paying members of the union are able to vote in elections. Staff members who are interested in having a say in the leadership of the union are encouraged to attend the April 21 meeting, by joining at the April meeting your membership can be processed in time for voting at the May meeting.

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Staff collective bargaining October 21

The next collective bargaining session for the staff contract has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 21, 1-4 pm in SVC 2070.

This is a public meeting.  All who are affected by the contract between AFSCME and the USF Board of Trustees should consider attending or sending a trusted representative from your work crew or office.

Daytime staff will need to use break or lunch time or annual leave.

Susie Shannon

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Results of the Ratification Vote on April 16, 2014

Changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of South Florida Board of Trustees and Florida Public Employees Council 79 AFSCME for the years 2011-2014 have been RATIFIED by the majority of the bargaining unit members who participated in Wednesday’s vote.

Thanks to all in-unit staff who turned out!

In Solidarity,

Susie Shannon

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Notice of Contract Ratification. Vote April 16, 2014


The ratification vote on the proposed changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the University of South Florida Board of Trustees and AFSCME Florida Council 79 will be conducted as follows:

Tampa Campus
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
PTB building – Training Center
(Next to Parking & Transportation Services)
Cart parking by Environmental Health & Safety

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
FAH 110
College of The Art’s Dean’s Conference Room

St. Petersburg Campus
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
DAV 203

Sarasota Campus
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
10am to 12 pm
B106 (computer lab, first floor)

The purpose of the vote is to accept or reject the proposed changes to two (2) articles of the CBA for FY 2011-2014. The changes to the CBA are as follows:

Article 21: Wages

  • One-time base pay increase of $600 to employees who earn up to and including $41,400.
  • One-time base pay increase of $1,000 to employees who earn more than $41,400.

To be eligible:

  • Employees must have no “Needs Improvement” or “Unsatisfactory on evaluations as of October 1, 2013.
  • Employees must have been continuously employed in an established position on or before September 1, 2013.
  • Employees with less than a 1.0 FTE will receive a prorated amount based upon their FTE.

The market salary adjustments will be issued within 60 days of ratification of this agreement by USF Board of Trustees.

  • One-time lump sum bonuses of $600 to eligible bargaining unit members will be distributed in accordance with a University bonus plan consistent with Florida Statues payable in June 2014.

Article 17: Leaves of Absence/Holidays:

  • Sick Leave Buy-Back – Employees with vested sick-leave benefits can request a one-time cash payment of their sick leave in exchange for giving up a payout upon separation from the University. Sick leave will continue to accrue for use as paid time off only.
  • Employees hired on or after 01/01/2014 will not be paid for any accrued sick leave when their employment ends.
  • Employees hired before 01/01/2014 that have ten (10) years of service upon separation from the University will experience no change to their sick leave payout, but will be paid in accordance with Section (12) (d) of University Regulation 10.203, which pays employees with 10 or more years of service one-fourth of accrued unused sick leave up to a total of 480 hours at the employee’s regular rate of pay at the time of the leave pay out.

All employees in the bargaining unit who are covered by the proposed agreement are eligible to vote, regardless of their membership or non-membership in the Union. To vote, identification will be needed.

The majority of votes cast will determine the ratification of the articles. A copy of the proposed agreement will be available at each voting site.

If you have any questions, please contact us.
Susie Shannon, President, Local 3342 AFSCME

Awake the State! Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 4PM in Ybor

The Awake the State Rally will be held on this Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Centennial Park in Ybor City.

Here is a link to the flyer:  awakeTB-promoflyer-v1

And a link to an announcement from the Patch:–centennial-park-ybor-city


Union Training! Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:15 in FAH 110

Hi everyone,

Hector Ramos, Director of Region 3 AFSCME will be conducting a general Union Training on Wednesday, February 12—this coming Wednesday!

5:15 pm in FAH 110 on the Tampa campus.

Light refreshments will be served.

Come learn how the union addresses workers’ concerns. Bring your questions!

The meeting will be conducted in both English and Spanish, so please invite ALL your coworkers.

Hope to see you there! Thanks!

 Susie Shannon


Election of Officers


At the AFSCME 3342 general membership meeting of December 9, new officers were nominated and elected by acclimation (with no challenging candidates).

The new union officers are:

President: Susie Shannon
Vice President: Michael Williams
Recording Secretary: Debbie O’Hearn
Secretary Treasurer: Maria Peas
Trustee: Doug Calwhite
Trustee: Robert Chapman
Trustee: Aleatha Neal

Thank you for allowing us to serve you.

Meeting on Monday, December 9, 2013

To the Members of AFSCME 3342

Please spend some time this week thinking about what you want your union to look like, what you want it to accomplish, and what skills you can bring to the mix.  Then come to the membership meeting on Monday, December 9th (5pm in FAH 110) to participate in rebuilding our union into something we can all get behind.   

We do have to elect officers, but there is no need for any officer to be responsible for doing all the work of each office.  We can make choices.  We can choose to work individually or in pairs or teams.  We can choose to do what works for US.

Everyone has a skill or two to share!  Are you good at financial paperwork?  Research?  Numbers crunching?  Writing?  Organizing?  Are you good with people, details, pictures, words, ideas?  Bring hearts, minds and skills to the table and let’s build a union worth bragging about!


Susie Shannon

Secretary Treasurer, Local 3342

Meeting to be scheduled in November

A General Membership Meeting is in the works for November and all members should have received a survey in the mail asking for your feedback on the best day and time for the meeting to schedule.

President Bill McClellan and Recording Secretary Nadine Preister have retired after many years of wonderful service, Thank You!, and while Vice President Mike Williams and Secretary Treasurer Susie Shannon have been working hard to take care of business, additional officers will be needed.

If you have not received the survey or need additional information, contact the AFSCME office at 813:319-0705.