Collective Bargaining

1. Before you received this survey, did you know that there’s a union for staff at the University of Florida?

Yes No

2.Did you know that the union, Local 3340 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), negotiates a contract with UF covering most USPS employees’ wages, benefits and working conditions?

Yes No

3.Did you know that union members are eligible for representation in workplace disputes?

Yes No

Terms and Conditions of Work

4.How important to you are the following issues?

1 = not important 5 = very important

Adequate staffing in your area: 1 2 3 4 5

Workload per person:1 2 3 4 5

Workplace harassment:1 2 3 4 5

Workplace health and safety:1 2 3 4 5

Training opportunities:1 2 3 4 5

Job reassignment:1 2 3 4 5

Job reclassification:1 2 3 4 5

Promotions:1 2 3 4 5

Layoffs:1 2 3 4 5

Scheduling:1 2 3 4 5

Equipment:1 2 3 4 5

Stopping privatization:1 2 3 4 5

Overuse of temporary and OPS staff:1 2 3 4 5

Do you have adequate staffing in your area to perform your job well?

Yes No

6.Are you given adequate opportunity for advancement within the university?

Yes No

Wages and Benefits

7.How important to you are the following issues?

1 = not important 5 = very important

Annual cost-of-living increases:1 2 3 4 5

Merit pay increases:1 2 3 4 5

Seniority pay increases:1 2 3 4 5

Performance bonuses:1 2 3 4 5

Better overtime compensation:1 2 3 4 5

Shift differential pay:1 2 3 4 5

Cost of health insurance:1 2 3 4 5

Paid leave:1 2 3 4 5

Family leave:1 2 3 4 5

Cost and accessibility of child care:1 2 3 4 5

Retirement:1 2 3 4 5

Parking:1 2 3 4 5

8.Are you happy with the cost-of-living raises we’ve been receiving at UF?

Yes No

9.Do you think that merit pay increases should replace annual cost-of-living increases?

Yes No

10.Do you think UF should provide performance bonuses to reward work above and beyond an employee’s job description?

Yes No

11.Are you satisfied with your department’s handling of overtime and comp time?

Yes No

12.If you work the second or third shift, do you receive shift differential pay?

Yes No

If yes, do you think it’s adequate?

Yes No

13.Are you able to use your leave when you need and want to?

Annual leave Yes No

Personal sick leave Yes No

Family sick leave Yes No


15.Should the university provide child care for all staff with children?

Yes No

16.Should the university provide free parking for all staff?

Yes No

Grievances and Discipline

17.Have you had problems dealing with your supervisor(s)? Yes No

18.Have you had problems dealing with the personnel office? Yes No

19.Have you had problems getting access to information from:

The personnel office Yes No

Your department Yes No

Your supervisor(s) Yes No


20.Have you had problems filing grievances and complaints? Yes No

21.Have you had problems reporting fraud, waste and abuse? Yes No

22.Have you been disciplined unfairly or in an untimely manner? Yes No

23.Have you been evaluated unfairly or in an untimely manner? Yes No

Contract Priorities

24.Please rank the following from 1 to 10 in order of which are the most important to you and what you think AFSCME’s bargaining priorities should be.

1 = most important 10 = least important

Job security

Health and safety

Health insurance

Other benefits

Fairness and respect on the job

Child care

Wages and other pay



Workload and staffing


Other Issues

Please use the space below to talk about other problems or concerns that you face as a UF employee or to give examples from questions above. (use additional sheets if necessary)

Name Title

Department Building and Room

Home Address Email

Telephone (W) Telephone (H)

YES! Pleas send me more information about the union and how I can get involved.

I'd like to help win a good union contract! I'll talk to my co-workers, distribute materials or participate in similar activities.

All survey results will be strictly confidential.