A coalition to expand membership and participation in our Pratt faculty Union. Our mission is to bring about a more just, transparent, and equitable Institute.
Results of the 2023 union leadership election are in! Overwhelmingly, you chose the Pratt United Faculty Front slate to lead our union into this next chapter. Congratulations Darini Nicholas, Elæ Moss, Velina Manolova, and Jennifer Miller.
WHO WE ARE
Pratt United Faculty Front (PUFF) is a group of engaged faculty and union delegates composed of visiting instructors, adjuncts, and full-timers. We are working towards a more robust and inclusive Union that welcomes all faculty and prioritizes clear communication among Union leadership and members.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
A strong, inclusive, and transparent Union in tune with faculty concerns and working to counter inequities.
Equal pay for equal work including more equitable pay for part-time faculty and fairly compensated service work for all faculty.
The Union as a force for justice, with the understanding that justice must be intersectional and include considerations of socio-economic class, gender, race, ethnicity, age, ability, and the environment.
Financial transparency for all faculty, staff, and administration.
Protecting and expanding retirement and healthcare benefits.
TENTATIVE AGREEMENT : VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE
Between last fall and February 17th, UFCT local 1460 engaged in negotiations for a new contract on behalf of Pratt faculty. The negotiations took place behind closed doors. We do not believe the resulting Tentative Agreement (aka MOU or Memorandum of Understanding) is a good deal, especially given the pro-union moment we are in. The newly elected leadership did not negotiate this contract nor is it the contract we would have fought for. But it has put membership in a precarious position. All union members will vote on whether to ratify this 5-year contract, which would govern our working conditions for the next 4 years. (One year is retroactive.) There are low rewards for voting YES and sizable risks for voting NO. We encourage you to vote your conscience. Most strongly, we encourage you to help us build a powerful majority union so that we can work towards achieving a contract for which we’re proud to vote YES.
Review: Strengths and Weaknesses of MOU
Review: Outcomes and Organizing Strategies for YES vs NO Vote
We shared this open letter to the administration calling for a fair contract. Hundreds of Pratt faculty have signed. This outlines the type of contract we wanted to see and will build towards in the future.
JOIN THE UNION
We can only create the Pratt we’d like to see by joining together as a Union. Your Union membership also gives you the right to vote on the MOU.
Membership forms should be available on the Union office door (North Hall, Room 125). For your records, document your signed forms with a photo and keep one of the carbon copies
Trouble accessing forms? Write to email@example.com and we'll help you out.
Not sure if you’re a member? You still need to fill out membership forms unless you have been receiving emails from UFCT1460@gmail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.