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We are graduate teachers standing together for fair pay, adequate healthcare, and respect for our work at the University of Kansas. We are GTAC Local 6403. When we stand together, we in! Join us at tinyurl.com/JoinGTAC
On Thursday, December 7, 2021, the following email was sent to all GTAs at KU regarding the recent contract ratification vote: Dear fellow GTAs, On Thursday, December 2, 2021, GTAC held a ratification vote for the proposed GTA contract. Thank you to all who attended, asked questions, and raised concerns during this meeting. After overContinue reading “Proposed Contract Rejected by Membership Vote”
This statement expresses GTAC’s solidarity with KU Student Body President Niya McAdoo who has faced racist and misogynistic abuse as a result of a retweet containing the message “Death to America.” GTAC unequivocally supports both McAdoo’s right to free speech and the statement itself. We want to acknowledge the broad historical context of this statementContinue reading “GTAC Stands in Solidarity with Niya McAdoo”
During the past summer, Graduate Teaching Assistants at the University of Kansas fought to survive another summer of unemployment amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the past month, areas across the United States, including Lawrence, have seen a resurgence of the virus, especially the more contagious Delta variant. In response to this ever-changing and increasingly threateningContinue reading “GTAC’s Response to the Provost’s Statement issued on August 20, 2021”
GTAC will be conducting a bylaws amendments election from Tuesday 4/27 at 9a to Friday 4/30 at 5p. The proposed amendments are technical corrections to the amendments passed in the fall of 2020. You can view the proposed amendments here. We will discuss these proposed amendments at the General Meeting on 4/22, and you canContinue reading “Proposed Bylaws Amendments Spring 2021”
Are you interested in learning more about our contract? Want to help your fellow union members navigate potential issues in the workplace? You should become a steward: a member of the union who is trained to help workers navigate potential contract violations on the job. We are holding a winter steward training that will be spreadContinue reading “Winter Break 2020 Steward Training”
It’s negotiations time! Our GTAC Negotiations Team is working hard to negotiate our salary, benefits, and working conditions with the University of Kansas. While GTAC has achieved four raises over the last two years, we still make over $6k less than the average GTA in the US. The bargaining team’s success at the negotiation table is directly correlated to how well-informedContinue reading “GTAC Newsletter 11/9/2020”
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