Resources

2014-2017 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT
The duration of our current contract with USF’s Board of Trustees is for three years, July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017. Each year we can negotiate wages and each side can open three articles for renegotiation.

LIST OF IN-UNIT POSITIONS
This is a comprehensive list of all positions which are covered by the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement. If your position is on this list you are eligible for membership in AFSCME Local 3342.

USF POLICIES and PROCEDURES
Our union contract defines our terms and conditions of employment. However, where the contract is silent, USF’s policies and procedures apply.

LOCAL 3342 CONSTITUTION
Defines our organization, its structure and the rights of our membership.

GRIEVANCE FORM
The grievance form is an important tool in addressing any issues you might be having in your workplace that are governed by the contract.

FLORIDA AFSCME COUNCIL 79
Here you can find information about AFSCME Council 79, our statewide organization. Council 79 is the second largest union in Florida with 90 locals representing approximately 110,000 employees of the state, its universities, cities, counties, school boards and private nonprofit hospitals.

AFSCME INTERNATIONAL
AFSCME International is our national organization and is the nation’s largest public service union with 1.4 million members. Its News and Publications website is an excellent source of information for labor union members.

FLORIDA’S COLLECTIVE BARGAINING LAW
Chapter 447 of the Florida Statues protects our right to self-organization and collective bargaining . This law establishes the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC), which regulates collective bargaining for public employees. Chapter 447 also defines “unfair labor” practices.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RELATIONS COMMISSION
PERC, the state agency that regulates collective bargaining for public employees in Florida, offers an on-line Practical Handbook that is a good introduction and summary of rights of employees and the process of collective bargaining in Florida. NOTE: The PRACTICAL HANDBOOK is out-of-date and is currently under revision.


AFSCME FINANCIAL STANDARDS CODE
This code establishes the minimum standards that our union is required to meet in handling our funds and assets and the maintenance of our financial records.

AFSCME ELECTION MANUAL
This manual spells out the requirements for democratic elections that our local must meet to be in compliance with our International Union Constitution.

AFSCME STEWARD’S HANDBOOK
An excellent guide for organizing and representing union members. AFSCME also provides additional Education and Trainings.

Local 3342
2280 US Highway 92
Plant City, FL 33563
(813) 319-0705
afscme3342@gmail.com