Chancellor Martin supports us

For Immediate Release Contact: Alex Hanna, 765-404-6996 Kevin Gibbons, 813-466-0952 The Teaching Assistants’ Association is thrilled that Chancellor Biddy Martin is calling for the vote on the so called Budget Repair Bill to be delayed, “in the strongest possible terms.” She goes on to say “Before curtailing collective bargaining rights that have been in place…

Republicans close hearing, Dems continue to listen

Slightly after 3 a.m., Chairman Robin Vos (R – 63) brought the Joint Finance Committee’s public hearing on the budget repair bill to an end. The Republican co-chairs suggested that the hearing might resume tomorrow at noon. The committee’s Democratic senators were joined by other democratic representatives and the group of seven legislators proceeded to…

Sit-in at the Capitol

Two-hundred people on the fourth floor of the Capitol are refusing to leave until their voices are heard. We are demanding that the Joint Finance Committee serve democracy by hearing everyone who wants speak before voting on whether to pass the inflammatory anti-union bill on to the state Senate.The committee told citizens at 9:10 p.m.…

Madison schools close in support

We’re blown away by the support from the school district. Madison schools will close Wednesday due to ‘excessive staff absences’ Madison school district officials have canceled school Wednesday. “Due to substantial concerns of excessive staff absences, the Madison School District is forced to close all of our schools to students on Wednesday, February 16, 2011,”…

Packers on our side!

This means we win, right? STATEMENT BY CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE SUPERBOWL CHAMPION GREEN BAY PACKERS ON GOVERNOR WALKER’S ATTACKS ON PUBLIC WORKERS We know that it is team work on and off the field that makes the Packers and Wisconsin great.  As a publicly owned team we wouldn’t have been able to…

Democracy in peril

For Immediate Release February 15, 2011 For more information: Peter Rickman, 920-284-4710 Joint Finance Committee is Cutting Off Speakers on Budget Repair Bill Citizens of Wisconsin are demanding the right to have their voice heard in the Joint Finance committee hearing on SB-11 Members of the Joint Finance Committee need to do their jobs and…

Capitol is abuzz

More than 5,000 people are cramming the Capitol to voice their opposition to this bill. TAA members, we need you here! Come protest, and stay to speak at the hearing. We especially need you to come tonight, after the busloads of people from around the state are gone. Doors of the Capitol will be open…