Fact Finder Rules in Favor of Wage Increases for KU GTAs

On February 18, 2022, a fact finding hearing was held between GTAC’s negotiations team and KU administration. This was the result of an impasse that followed GTAC membership’s rejection of the proposed contract by a vote on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

The Kansas Department of Labor impartial, neutral fact finder has ruled in favor of wage increases for KU GTAs. This does not mean these recommended increases will go into effect in our contracts, but this is a huge win for GTAC that gives credit to our claims and will hopefully lead to an improved contract. Below is the full fact finding report, including each side’s arguments. The fact finder’s recommendations begin on page 27.

Anyone questions can be directed at gtacunion@gmail.com. The fact-finding results and the new proposed contract will be discussed further at the upcoming general meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2022. We hope to hold a ratification vote that night.