TAA’s Fall Fee-st on Nov 15th

TAA’s Fall Fee-st! Curious about  the TAA? Wondering about the TAA’s effort to eliminate mandatory fees? Interested in sharing a meal with your fellow graduate students? Then please join us on Thursday, November 15th, 5:00-7:30pm in Education Building, Room 359 for fun, food, fellowship, and fee remission! The TAA will provide turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and vegetables, and…

GAPP Update: Nov 8th Meeting

At the November 8 GAPP committee meeting, we reviewed the language in Section 1 of the grievance procedure with admin. For the most part, the meeting was congenial, but it is already clear that we will need to fight for graduate rights around issues with representation, timelines, and options for appeal. Also, we learned that…

Congratulations to Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes! Now Let’s Get to Work.

The Teaching Assistant’s Association (TAA) of UW–Madison congratulates Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes on their successful election. This outcome is a testament to the strength of our members and grassroots activists across the state who tirelessly knocked on doors, registered voters, and ultimately turned out to the polls to elect new political leaders in Wisconsin.…

Facebook LIVE: Unionism Outside the Law

Unionism Outside the Law: The Relationship Between Union Laws and Union Power Monday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook Live Follow TAA – Graduate Worker Union of UW-Madison to be notified when we are about to start!   Panelist Bios: Aaron Bibb was a TAA member, steward, and officer during his PhD studies in the English…

Resolution on Mandatory Fees to be presented at the Oct 31 ASM Student Council meeting and the Nov 5 Faculty Senate meeting.

Resolution to be presented at the Oct 31 ASM Student Council meeting and the Nov 5 Faculty Senate meeting. In March and April 2018, graduate workers protested UW-Madison’s decision to change the mandatory fees payment schedule without the input of graduates. This decision would have required graduates to pay their fees before receiving their first…

GAs Mobilize to Save Fee Payment Flexibility

On Thursday March 22, over one hundred graduate workers and allies turned out to Bascom Hall to demand that UW–Madison administrators create a new mandatory fee payment policy which retains the current payment flexibility and lessens the financial burden on graduate employees by substantially remitting segregated fees. Current policy allows graduate workers the accumulation of three…

TAA Executive Board: New UW-Madison Segregated Fee Policy Inadequate

Earlier this week, the UW–Madison Bursar Office posted a new policy for how Graduate Assistants pay their segregated fees. The Teaching Assistants’ Association Executive Board recognizes that this policy puts fees first and graduate workers second. While respecting the demand that no fee payment be due before our first paycheck, it does not relieve the…

2/27/2018 GAPP Meeting

GAPP Meeting Tuesday  Feb 27th | 9 am -10:30 am | Bascom Hall Rm 334 There are only three GAPP meetings remaining this semester. Join our graduate reps next Tuesday as the committee discusses the first half of our tentative labor policies. If you are seeing this email, we want you to attend! Attendance can mean anything from…

1/29/18 GAPP Meeting

GAPP Meeting 10 am -11:30 am | Bascom Hall, Room 334   First GAPP Meeting of the Semester: Monday Mon, Jan 29 | 10 – 11:30a | Bascom Hall, Room 334 The work for establishing graduate assistant policies is not done yet! Over the last semester, members of the TAA sat across the table from UW administration and…