Media Statement – 19 Sept 2020

KU Graduate Union Celebrates Winning Raises, Benefits for Graduate Teaching Assistants Lawrence, KS — The Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition (GTAC) at the University of Kansas, American Federation of Teachers Local 6403, declared victory today on behalf of the more than 1,200 graduate teaching assistants the unit represents. The Memorandum of Agreement approved today by theContinue reading “Media Statement – 19 Sept 2020”

Tuition Waivers Are NOT Income!

Universities balance their budgets on the backs of graduate students. In a way, we sign up for years of living paycheck-to-paycheck, working hard to make ends meet. The minimum salary for a full-time graduate teaching assistant at KU is $15,500 — that’s about 129% of the federal poverty level, if you’re a single adult withContinue reading “Tuition Waivers Are NOT Income!”

Did KU pay you for your work?

GTAs, GRAs, and GAs, Apparently a significant number of you are not receiving your paychecks this week (and possibly may not receive a paycheck on Sept. 22 either). Obviously GTAC is very concerned about this, and we’re reaching out to Human Resources to figure out why this happened and why graduate students weren’t notified earlierContinue reading “Did KU pay you for your work?”