Newsletter – 29 March 2020

Now more than ever, we must stand together in solidarity. HELLO KU GTAs! Do you have questions about the online course transition? Are you concerned about summer funding and healthcare coverage? Do you need telemed services for medical or mental healthcare? Do you want childcare, transportation, hand sanitizer, or an additional year of funding? DoContinue reading “Newsletter – 29 March 2020”

“Under false pretenses!” Email Exchange with the Office of the Provost – 25 March 2020

From: “Smith, Melissa D.” <>Date: March 26, 2020 at 9:25:30 AM CDTTo: Patrick Gauding <>Cc: “Gauding, Patrick John” <>, “Kennedy, Neill Gabrielle” <>Subject:RE:  Urgent Request to Meet from GTAC Moving Provost Bichelmeyer to BCC while we sort through scheduling. Hello, Patrick: I’m happy to help find a time to speak with Provost Bichelmeyer. Please let me know which of the following worksContinue reading ““Under false pretenses!” Email Exchange with the Office of the Provost – 25 March 2020″

First Request for Confirmation of KU Agent

From: Rose Welch <>Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 4:58 PMTo: Thornton, Julie A. <>Cc: Rounds, Mike <>;; patrick.gauding@gmail.comSubject: Re: GTAC Letter of Intent 2020 Hello, Julie! We appreciate your speedy response and are pleased to have one specific person for HRM-related communications. 🙂 If Mr. Rounds could reply with a quick note confirming you as the University’s preferred agent, that wouldContinue reading “First Request for Confirmation of KU Agent”

GTAC 2020 Letter of Intent to Open Negotiations

📎View the pdf document here. Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition, AFT Local 64031300 S.W. Topeka Boulevard   Topeka, Kansas 66612-9921 President Neill KennedyNegotiations Chair Patrick Gauding Vice Provost Mike RoundsHuman Resource ManagementUniversity of KansasCarruth O’Leary Hall, Room 1091246 West Campus RoadLawrence, KS 66045-7521 March 5th, 2020 Mr. Rounds, Pursuant to the provisions of Article 17 of ourContinue reading “GTAC 2020 Letter of Intent to Open Negotiations”

Newsletter – 5 February 2020

Well, we’re three weeks into the semester and so far, we’ve survived! Let’s celebrate with a free screening of “The Revolutionist: Eugene V. Debs,” on February 12th at 6 pm in Forum AB in the Burge Union. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the producer of the film, the president of the Debs Foundation, andContinue reading “Newsletter – 5 February 2020”

Newsletter – 9 December 2019

Welcome back from the break! In this newsletter, we’re gonna talk about our upcoming events and contract negotiations but let’s start with some real talk about our union. Top: GTAC/AFT-Ks Members & Family w Ks Governor Laura KelleyBottom: GTAC/AFT-Ks Members & Family w Ks Secy of Labor Delia Garciaand union organizer and worker’s right icon Dolores HuertaContinue reading “Newsletter – 9 December 2019”