On Thursday, December 7, 2021, the following email was sent to all GTAs at KU regarding the recent contract ratification vote:
Dear fellow GTAs:
On Thursday, December 2, 2021, GTAC held a ratification vote for the proposed GTA contract. Thank you to all who attended, asked questions, and raised concerns during this meeting.
After over a year of contract negotiations, GTAC’s Negotiations Team presented the contract to the membership with a neutral recommendation. The chair of the Negotiations Team presented the contract to the membership. The membership rejected the proposed contract by a margin of 91%. At this time we await KU’s response.
In the meantime, GTAC will hold a worker solidarity rally this Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Strong Hall at 1 p.m. The rejection of the proposed contract represents a democratic mandate from the membership to fight for fair compensation for our essential role as educators at KU. We must say in one voice – not just for GTAs but for all essential workers on campus – that we demand a fair and living wage now.
See you Thursday. In solidarity.
The GTAC Executive Committee
GTAC represents all GTAs at the University of Kansas. Glad to be a part of a labor union? This is a time when our solidarity matters more than ever – visit www.gtacunion.org to become a dues-paying member of GTAC today.