Lack of Transparency Hinders Discussion at Eighth GAPP Meeting

On Monday, representatives from the TAA and University of Wisconsin-Madison administration convened for the eighth Graduate Assistant Policies and Procedures (GAPP) committee meeting. Tt quickly became clear that there was a fundamental disagreement between the TAA  representatives and the administration as to which issues were and were not resolved. This discord underlined a fundamental lack…

TAA Hosts Pay Restructuring Teach-In for Graduate Students

NEW: Video from the Teach-In panel discussion: The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA), the labor union representing the graduate student workers of the University of Wisconsin, recently hosted a teach-in to discuss the changes to graduate assistant pay set to be implemented in July 2017. The teach-in featured a panel, consisting of Cynthia Burnson, academic staff,…

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…