Graduate Policy and Procedures Update Bulletin: TAA Wins Inclusion in Contract-to-Handbook Transition

TAA Achieves Four Committee Positions After Year-Long Effort The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) has recorded several victories in its year-long effort working with the University of Wisconsin-Madison administration on the process of converting the graduate student worker contract into a policies and procedures document. The TAA has pushed the university to be more transparent in…

GA Pay Restructuring FAQ

Starting in the fall of 2017, the graduate school is changing the way graduate assistant (GA) wages are determined. The primary change is that the university is abandoning the policy that all GAs with the same title and appointment percentage are paid the same wage, and adopting a model where each department can supplement with…

UW-Madison Teaching Assistants’ Association Stands in Solidarity with University of Puerto Rico Student Movement in Fight Against Proposed Budget Cuts

MADISON, Wis. (May 1, 2017): In response to massive proposed budget cuts at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), the Teaching Assistants Association (TAA) passed a solidarity resolution supporting the ongoing student strike at UPR. The strike began April 5 to protest the historic budget cuts facing the 11-campus, 70,000-student university. Now nearing one month,…

TAA Endorsements – Spring General Election 2017

  TAA Endorsements! After the Wisconsin Spring Primary Election, the Political Education Committee sent out questionnaires to candidates in all contested races on Madison ballots. Based on the responses, membership approved a list of candidates for TAA endorsement at Tuesday’s general membership meeting. The TAA encourages members, when possible, to participate in local GOTV efforts in support of…

TAA Hosts Pay Restructuring Teach-In for Graduate Students

NEW: Video from the Teach-In panel discussion: The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA), the labor union representing the graduate student workers of the University of Wisconsin, recently hosted a teach-in to discuss the changes to graduate assistant pay set to be implemented in July 2017. The teach-in featured a panel, consisting of Cynthia Burnson, academic staff,…