Defend Wisconsin Fund Request for Proposals

Teaching Assistants’ Association Defend Wisconsin Fund Request for Proposals August 2011 **Note: The final Defend Wisconsin proposal deadline has been changed from August 31st to September 15th.** Statement The occupation of the Wisconsin State Capitol revitalized the Wisconsin labor movement and inspired citizens from around the state to loudly protest the attacks on public sector…

Selkowe Campaign: Receives first union endorsement in race for 48th Assembly District

American Federation of Teachers Local 3220 (Teaching Assistants’ Association) Endorses Selkowe MADISON – Today, community leader Vicky Selkowe received the first union endorsement in the campaign to replace Joe Parisi as the State Representative in the 48th Assembly District. Parisi resigned from the Assembly on April 14, 2011 after his landslide election as Dane County…

UW System split battle wearing on Biddy

UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin looked out at the room of faculty and explained once again why she wants to break the state’s flagship university away from the University of Wisconsin System. But this time, she went off script. “If you feel like you can’t get behind this, you just need to let me know,” she…

TAA Resolution to Oppose the Pridemore Bill and attacks on immigrant rights in Wisconsin

Whereas, State Representative Pridemore has stated his intent to introduce an anti-immigrant bill in Wisconsin that, following the lead of Arizona’s SB1070, would legalize racial profiling by requiring law enforcement to question individuals they have “reasonable suspicion” of being undocumented about their immigration status when in the process of carrying out routine policing duties; and…