Letter to Walker: Initiate Bargaining Immediately

Following the March 30, 2012, federal court ruling striking down parts of Wisconsin Act 10, ruling that the state cannot prevent public employee unions from collecting dues and cannot require they recertify annually, the TAA joined other American Federation of Teachers-Wisconsin locals in demanding that Gov. Walker initiate bargaining immediately. Below is the letter sent…

Faith and Labor Leaders Join Together to Call on Walker to Restore Collective Bargaining Rights and Funding for Education

A year ago the Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) organized a “I ♥ UW” rally on February 14, 2011, touching off a series of historic protests in defense of collective bargaining rights and respect for the democratic process in this state. This year on Tuesday, February 14 the faith community, Madison teachers and the TAA will…

TAA Stewards Endorse Nov 2nd Oakland General Strike

October 31, 2011 Occupy Oakland: We, the Stewards’ Council of the Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, stand alongside you in your valiant efforts to restore democracy to the 99%. Furthermore, we support you and your allies in your general strike scheduled for November 2. We and people the world over…

TAA to Accept Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award in Washington, D.C. on Behalf of the Wisconsin Progressive Movement

The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA), along with Madison Teachers Inc. (MTI), will accept the Domestic Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award on behalf of the Wisconsin Progressive Movement on Wednesday, October 12th in at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes the courageous actions of the more than 100,000 Wisconsinites who took to the…

TAA Condemns Conservative Think Tank Attack on Diversity at UW-Madison

Joining with other campus organizations, the Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) condemns the Center for Equal Opportunity’s attack on what they falsely claim to represent—equal opportunities for all students. The TAA strongly supports the diversity efforts of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and its holistic admission policies. TAA members will be joining with other campus groups at…

Support Diversity at UW-Madison

The conservative Center for Equal Opportunity alleged yesterday that UW-Madison admissions policies are biased against White and Asian students. In a Capital Times article, Sara Goldrick-Rab, associate professor of education policy studies and sociology has noted inconsistencies in the data: She notes that figures available on the UW-Madison website show that “in 2007 and 2008,…