KU Undergrads on Strike!

Solidarity is a verb. Dear Comrades, On Monday, August 31, 2020, KU Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer emailed the entire Jayhawk community with a statement called, “The Need for Certainty and the Need for Understanding“. In this email, Bichelmeyer accuses our entire community of being unreasonably attached to a desire for “certainty” and claims that the facultyContinue reading “KU Undergrads on Strike!”

GTAC Newsletter – 27 August 2020

Free Laptops & Pedagogy & Office Space, Oh My! “The only effective answer to organized greed is organized labor.” ―Thomas Donahue, Report to the AFL-CIO Convention Do you need a laptop or hotspot for work? Guess what? KU is legally obligated to supply everything we need to for our workas GTAs – including a computer and Internet! To accessContinue reading “GTAC Newsletter – 27 August 2020”

GTAs are “Staff” for Covid-19 Test Signups

First, log into your KU account. Then choose the Staff portal as shown below.(Unless you are a GTA who lives in student housing or you just reallywant to join the horde of undergrads for your appointment.) Next, choose the date and time that work best for you. Last, save or print the QR code forContinue reading “GTAs are “Staff” for Covid-19 Test Signups”

Grievance Email to KU – 10 August 2020

From: Hannah Bailey <hbailey2013@gmail.com>Date: Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 6:37 PMSubject: GTAC GrievanceTo: <bichelmeyer@ku.edu>, <provost@ku.edu>, <m528r913@ku.edu> 📎Attachment Dear Provost Bichelmeyer and Mr. Rounds,  I am Hannah Bailey, the Grievance Chair of the Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition, AFT Local 6403 (GTAC). I am writing to you regarding a Step 4 grievance related to both a traditional work practice,Continue reading “Grievance Email to KU – 10 August 2020”

Newsletter – 27 July 2020

“If one tallied all of the losses suffered by victims of robberies, burglaries, larcenies, and motor vehicle thefts combined, the figure wouldn’t even approach what is taken from hardworking Americans’ pockets by employers who violate the nation’s labor laws.” ―Kathryn Edin, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America GTAC Files Four Labor Charges AgainstContinue reading “Newsletter – 27 July 2020”

GTAC Questions for KU – Fall 2020

Have you ever wondered how much KU spends on outside consultants? The actual results from the surveys that admins love to vaguely reference? How many International GTAs are employed at our University? Now is the time to get our questions answered! GTAC is compiling our largest ever KORA submission with the most requested information. PleaseContinue reading “GTAC Questions for KU – Fall 2020”