Paid Leaves at UF

This page is dedicated to the fight I have helped lead to get paid parental and medical leaves at the University of Florida.

Starting January 1, 2021, full-time faculty and staff at the University of Florida will have access to eight weeks of both paid parental and medical leave. These new benefits are the result of fifteen months of negotiations between the United Faculty of Florida (UFF-UF), the union representing roughly 2,000 University of Florida faculty, and representatives of the UF Board of Trustees.

Press Coverage

June 29, 2020. The Gainesville Sun. UF, faculty union agree on paid parental/medical leave.

June 5, 2020. The Alligator. UF faculty fight for paid parental and medical leave.

March 24, 2020. Alachua County Labor Coalition. United Faculty of Florida Bargaining Update.

May 16, 2019. NEA Today. How one union is working for paid parental leave.

Press Releases from UFF-UF

June 26, 2020. Bargaining victory: paid parental and medical leave.

December 12, 2019. Bargaining update: Leaves and Childcare.

April 23, 2019. Family Leave and Child Care: A Presentation.