TAA’s Fall Fee-st on Nov 15th

TAA’s Fall Fee-st! Curious about  the TAA? Wondering about the TAA’s effort to eliminate mandatory fees? Interested in sharing a meal with your fellow graduate students? Then please join us on Thursday, November 15th, 5:00-7:30pm in Education Building, Room 359 for fun, food, fellowship, and fee remission! The TAA will provide turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and vegetables, and…

Facebook LIVE: Unionism Outside the Law

Unionism Outside the Law: The Relationship Between Union Laws and Union Power Monday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook Live Follow TAA – Graduate Worker Union of UW-Madison to be notified when we are about to start!   Panelist Bios: Aaron Bibb was a TAA member, steward, and officer during his PhD studies in the English…

Presidential Debate Viewing Parties

Come join your fellow TAA members and watch the presidential debates at Argus Bar. Hosted by the Political Education Committee, the first drink for any TAA member is free! Debate Viewing Party I: Monday, September 26 at 7 PM Argus Bar 123 E. Main St. For more information, check out the event page.   Debate Viewing…

UW-Madison delays changes to teaching pay for grad students

The Wisconsin Gazette reported on the Rally for Fair Graduate Student Pay: Concerned about the effect the new proposal will have on departments across campus, Brooks said, “When the administration pushes through policy changes like this, without graduate student input, it marginalizes traditional, non-grant based departments, but most importantly, it impinges on the world-class education…

TAA News

Wort Labor Radio reported on the Rally for Fair Graduate Student Pay: What in effect it does is increases disparity amongst graduate student employees by privileging those departments who happen to have those types of money to pay their graduate students more and sort of leaving the other graduate workers in the dust. Listen to more at…

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…

Join the TAA Publicity Committee

Can’t stop reading and tweeting news about the ongoing political saga in Wisconsin? Are you interested in spreading the word about how awesome the TAA’s organizing efforts are? Then join the Publicity Committee (aka Communications Team). We are currently looking for folks to help with website and social media updates, writing blog posts and press…

Brown Bag at Bascom, Monday, March 21

Monday, March 21 · 12:00pm – 2:00pm First floor, Rotunda, Bascom Hall RSVP on Facebook here. Gov. Walker’s budget will strip $250 million in state aid to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and reduce state aid to K-12 schools by $834 million over the next two years. This budget directly threatens the world class status of…

TAA Social with AFSCME Locals 171 and 2412

The TAA organized a social with AFSCME Locals 171 and 2412, which represent classified staff on campus, held March 17th at the Goodman Center. Undergrad activists from the Student Labor Action Coalition and United Council, as well as faculty, also attended the event. Attendees wore green in support of AFSCME (and in honor of St.…

EMERGENCY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Monday, December 20, 5:30 PM Inn Wisconsin Room, Memorial Union Our Executive Board has called an Emergency General Membership Meeting. Here’s why: What Happened? If you haven’t heard, the Wisconsin State Senate rejected our contract on Wednesday, December 15. This move was unprecedented and has politicized the process of approving state employee contracts. They did…

Welcome Back

Welcome back grad student workers!  Another semester of classes, teaching, and research is just around the corner.  We here at the TAA have been busy all summer preparing a lot of great campaigns for the upcoming year.  We’re in the middle of bargaining a new contract with the State of Wisconsin and UW administration, members…