Wed 3/12: Come to the Grad Student Diversity Forum/Engagement Session

The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) and the Associated Students of Madison (ASM) will co-host a Graduate Student Diversity Forum and Engagement Session next Wednesday, March 12, 5:30-7 at Memorial Union (TITU). Snacks will be provided to participants. The goals of the event are: to engage graduate students in discussions regarding course and campus-work issues they face or are concerned about related…

A Response to Chancellor Blank from the TAA

“Students received an email today suggesting that Athletics should pay for more of this project because students supported Athletic Department finances back in the 1990s. It’s my view this is a little like asking the Physics Department to pay for improvements in Chemistry, just because they both study science. Rec Sports facilities are designed for…

Tell UW Athletics: Carry the Weight!

At our general membership meeting on February 11, the membership voted to adopt an amended version of the Executive Board’s recommended policy toward the Rec Sports Master Plan. Here is the full policy as amended and passed by the membership. Members amended the resolution to make it clear that the TAA opposes in general the practice of raising segregated…

In case you haven't heard, we got a raise!

TAA members worked tirelessly this past year on the Pay Us Back! Campaign. We mobilized members for actions like the petition to administration and the Grade In for the Grader Good, and we worked with faculty to get department resolutions of support. And it PAID OFF! TAs and PAs WON A 4.67% RAISE! This increase…

Cut the Contract AND Drop the Charges!

Chancellor Ward still refuses to cut the contract with Palermo’s Pizza, which is in violation of UW’s Labor Code of Conduct, but when students peacefully occupied his office in protest, he had them arrested. They are now being charged with several counts of non-academic misconduct. This is a double standard, selective enforcement of rules at…

TAA members are Fighting Forward!

Fighting Forward 2013: A Labor and Working Class Summit June 12-15, Madison College Downtown Campus, Madison, WI A Working Class Studies Association national conference, hosted by the Labor and Working Class Studies Project The Fighting Forward conference brings together labor leaders, researchers, and community activists from all over the country every year. The conference is…