|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Help KU GTAC (the what, when, and why)!
Tue, 6 Mar 2001 12:24:20 GMT
"Cummins, Amy E" firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com and Workplace
Dear CGEU friends
THE WHAT: Send
email to University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway at
Tell him "Take care of GTAs at KU!" Or you could say
that you support
the GTA union at KU, and they deserve a better contract.
Any general remarks,
short or long, are urgently needed!
THE WHEN: Please
aim for sending many emails any time between THIS THURSDAY
8) AND MONDAY AFTERNOON (March 12). You can certainly feel
free to email
him multiple times. Ask others to do so as well. THIS MESSAGE
The time has come to help KU GTAs in the demonstration of
awareness. GTAC, the union for Graduate Teaching
the University of Kanas, is in the midst of negotiations with
for our second employee agreement. I am sure you understand
that, due to
legal matters, I cannot in this email go into any specifics
about these contract
negotiations. But, please assist us and read on!
(It seems that
institutions of higher learning nowadays just wish that
would go away. They would be happy to get rid of GTA unions.
globally, college administrators, expensive legal assistance,
and state legislators
would prefer that GTAs not be unionized. Many people
would be happy
to POSTPONE OR STALL any sort of progress in the rights of
GTAs. There are
many struggles and limitations even in communicating with
the members of
a bargaining unit! I think about this situation many times
each day. I know
the members of my bargaining unit feel the same way and are
their situation. Well, we need the Chancellor of our
think about his GTAs' needs daily too---and this PRESSURE must
occur now, during
So please write
to Chancellor Robert Hemenway at firstname.lastname@example.org
Simply tell him
"Take care of GTAs at KU!" Or you could say that you
support the GTA
union at KU and know that they deserve a better contract.
Any general remarks
are welcome! Feel free to email him multiple times.
(You know how
even the most basic points require emphasis so people will
ABOUT KU GTAC:
GTAC is the GTA Coalition, the union for GTAs at the
Kansas. We are a diverse group of graduate students committed
working and learning conditions at KU. We have been legally
the GTA union since a vote in April 1995. We approved our
in September 1997. In September 2000, we began negotiations
for our second
contract. Within Kansas, GTAC is affiliated with the Kansas
Public Employees and nationally with the AFT.
2001 GTAC President