January 24, 2019: Title IX Update

Thank you to all the graduate students and members of the TAA who turned out to the Title IX comment writing parties this week. Together we contributed to the 70,000+ comments that the DeVos-run Department of Education must address before tearing apart Title IX. Lets keep the pressure on and work to maintain protections against…

Mandatory Fees Update: January 17

Stewards’ Council met on January 17th to share strategies for improving our departments and to discuss our organizing plans for the coming semester. We want to continue working toward receiving better pay, covering mandatory fees, and rescinding international student fees. We can collectively do something about these working conditions! Working groups are currently developing messaging…

Anti-Foxconn Update: Jan 16

The Anti-Foxconn Caucus met to strategize around upcoming events concerning Foxconn’s presence on the UW campus, as well as our broader goals for organizing, media, and outreach. We will begin preparing questions for the upcoming Board of Regents meeting, as well as coordinating with other TAA committees to ensure graduate student concerns are addressed. In…

Faculty Senate Passes Mandatory Fee Resolution

Both the Associated Students of Madison (ASM) and the Faculty Senate have joined us in our call for UW–Madison to cover fees for grad workers. On December 4th, the Faculty Senate almost unanimously voted for the University to cover mandatory fees for graduate workers. Administrators, listen to students and faculty—cover our fees! Read more about the TAA’s mandatory…

TAA Protests Lame Duck Laws

Angered by Wisconsin’s new lame-duck laws? On December 3 2018, TAA members protested at the Capitol and attended twilight hearings shortly before the legislation passed in December. But the fight isn’t over yet! The Political Education Committee is working with our sister faculty union, United Faculty and Academic Staff (UFAS) and other Madison labor groups…