GTAC Newsletter – 22 Apr 2020

Now more than ever, we must stand together in solidarity. HELLO KU GTAs! There are four segments about #cashmoney in here so please read through but also note that the first segment of this email involves physical and mental health references.CN: Mental Health ConditionsMany GTAs are experiencing escalating mental health conditions, including suicidal depression and other issuesContinue reading “GTAC Newsletter – 22 Apr 2020”

Don’t Let KU Steal Your IP!

Have you ever created your own course materials? According to Article 8, Section 1, the University is required to provide any and all materials needed fulfill our job duties and those materials must be comparable to other academic workers, including faculty. (No, you probably cannot file a grievance because you don’t have a window inContinue reading “Don’t Let KU Steal Your IP!”

Turning Budget Woes Into Flows

Have you heard about the budget cuts and the ones before that and the ones before that? Guess what? WE FIXED IT! Okay, we haven’t actually fixed it yet BUT we are pleased to announce that within our own analysis of the finances of our University, as assisted by our Research & Strategic Initiatives Department at the American Federation ofContinue reading “Turning Budget Woes Into Flows”

Open Letter to Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer

Click here to see the pdf sent to Provost Bichelmeyer.Click here to see the press release regarding this letter.Click here to see the section of law regarding our rights as unionized workers.Continue reading to see the full text of the letter. Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition, AFT Local 64031300 S.W. Topeka Boulevard   Topeka, Kansas 66612-9921www.gtacunion.org      @gtac_union     Continue reading “Open Letter to Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer”

Newsletter – 22 April 2020

Now more than ever, we must stand together in solidarity. HELLO KU GTAs! There are four segments about #cashmoney in here so please read through but also note that the first segment of this email involves physical and mental health references.CN: Mental Health ConditionsMany GTAs are experiencing escalating mental health conditions, including suicidal depression and other issuesContinue reading “Newsletter – 22 April 2020”

Paid Leave for Reported Illness/Seeking Care

Did you know you’re entitled to immediate paid leave? Almost every GTA is eligible for paid leave through our negotiated employment contract and/or under the recent Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Continue reading for more details. Please note that if you intend to take both your negotiated benefit sick leave and the FFCRA leave,Continue reading “Paid Leave for Reported Illness/Seeking Care”

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”