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General Meeting Minutes – November 16, 2021

Agenda Officer reports Negotiations update  Organizing update Announcements Minutes All executive board present.Finance: balance presented to membersSecretary: Nothing newPolitical: Update on negotiations – 30+ sessions in total. What presenting new contract will entail. Exec-board takes neutral stance – we can’t recommend that people vote against it, but it isn’t what we fought for. *Grievance: *Communications:*Organizing:*President: *Zoom audioContinue reading “General Meeting Minutes – November 16, 2021”

General Meeting Minutes – October 19, 2021

Agenda Welcome Officer reports  Negotiations update  Organizing update  Listening session  Announcements Minutes All e-board present Officer report –  Pres – busy as usual Political – nothing outside of negotiations Economic – just over $1,000 in our account Comms – overhaul on website finally coming to an end Grievance – nothing new Secretary – Unit execContinue reading “General Meeting Minutes – October 19, 2021”

General Meeting Minutes – September 14, 2021

Agenda: 7:00-7:15 Welcome / Introductions 7:15-7:30 Summer Update and Goals (Board Member) and Contract Negotiations Update (Zach) 7:30-7:40 Questions 7:40-8:00 Break Out Rooms New Member Info Session (AK & ?) Organizing Grievance/Steward Comms Political / Contract Minutes Present: All Exec board members Updates carried out – (Zach Madison) Contract negotiations going for over a year,Continue reading “General Meeting Minutes – September 14, 2021”

Fact Finder Rules in Favor of Wage Increases for KU GTAs

On February 18, 2022, a fact finding hearing was held between GTAC’s negotiations team and KU administration. This was the result of an impasse that followed GTAC membership’s rejection of the proposed contract by a vote on Thursday, December 2, 2021. The Kansas Department of Labor impartial, neutral fact finder has ruled in favor ofContinue reading “Fact Finder Rules in Favor of Wage Increases for KU GTAs”

GTAC Stands in Solidarity with the Anonymous Members of the Mechanical Engineering Department

GTAC emailed the following statement to GTAs at KU on Monday, March 7, 2022: Dear fellow GTAs, On February 17, 2022, a KC Star article revealed allegations of a culture of abuse within the Mechanical Engineering Department of the School of Engineering. This culture enabled an abuser to evade consequences, endangered the victim as they were forcedContinue reading “GTAC Stands in Solidarity with the Anonymous Members of the Mechanical Engineering Department”

Proposed Contract Rejected by Membership Vote

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”

GTAC Stands in Solidarity with Niya McAdoo

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”

GTAC’s Response to the Provost’s Statement issued on August 20, 2021

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”

Proposed Bylaws Amendments Spring 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”

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