Contract Progress!

As you’ve heard, our contract has been moving through the corridors of state government. Recently, we took a big step forward. The state legislature’s Joint Committee on Employment Relations voted to pass along our contract. Because we are state employees, the state legislature oversees ratification of our contract as our ultimate employer. From here, the…

Fall AGEL Conference

As many of you know, we are not alone as a grad student workers’ union. We are one of many grad union locals affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, a union of professional workers that includes not only academic workers like grads and faculty but also K12 teachers, doctors, lawyers, nurses, and public employees.…

Fall General Membership Meetings

The fall semester’s TAA General Membership Meetings have been scheduled. They will take place on: October 21st – 5:30 PM – Memorial Union (TITU) December 1st – 5:30 PM – Memorial Union (TITU) Our General Membership Meetings, or “GMMs,” are where the membership of our union hears updates on union business and makes decisions on…

Get Your Union T-Shirt Here

The 2009-2010 TAA t-shirt has proven to be a big success. We are getting requests from a lot of different people to get one for themselves after seeing them around campus. Typically, new t-shirts tend to get distributed to new grads who are joining the union for the first time – and to folks that…

You Don't Have To Be a Genius To Be Pro-Union…But It Doesn't Hurt

As one of the most well-known and important academics, intellectuals, researchers and general public figures of the 20th Century (and probably more than that), Albert Einstein possessed a towering genius. He also proudly proclaimed a pro-union sentiment that resonates today with academics, intellectuals, and professionals. It turns out that being strongly pro-union doesn’t require being…

Moving Our Contract Forward

Many of you know that our 2007-2009 contract is still held up in the corridors of state government. We need your help to move it forward – putting in place new provisions like wage increases and workplace protections. If you care about getting our new contract in place – and everyone should – and you…

Union Activism In Your Building

As we work to build a vibrant union strengthened by the activism and involvement of its members, we are engaging in a number of projects. One is a really easy and quick way for you to get involved in your union and build our union. We are working on doing a semester-beginning lit drop to…