Biddy Martin's response misses the mark

For immediate release Contact: Kevin Gibbons 813-466-0952 kevinmgibbons@gmail.com Alex Hanna 765-404-6996 alex.hanna@gmail.com The Teaching Assistant Association (TAA) calls on Chancellor Biddy Martin to take a strong stance in opposition to Governor Walker’s budget repair bill. Her response to the bill to this point has been anything but. In this time of crisis at the University…

UW Students deliver Valentines to Walker

Press Advisory February 14, 2011 For Immediate Release For further information, contact: Kyle Vandenlangenberg 920-562-4522 – kyle.m.van@gmail.com Peter Rickman 920.284.4710 – rickman.peter@gmail.com More than 1000 members of the UW community and supporters deliver Valentines to Governor Walker at Capitol in show of support for the university and union workers Madison, WI — On February 14,…

Coverage of Today's Event

We had great turnout for today’s rally and valentine-delivery at the Capitol. Check out the coverage: Dane101 – Shaking the Statehouse (Video) State Journal – Hundreds of UW Students March on Gov’s Office Channel3000.com – UW Students March On Governor’s Office State Journal – Student rally at Capitol (video) The Daily Page (Isthmus) – Photos…

TAA Under Attack; Stand Up, Fight Back!

YOUR TUITION REMISSION, HEALTH CARE, WAGES, AND UNION ARE ALL UNDER ATTACK. IT IS URGENT AND IMPERATIVE THAT YOU GET ACTIVE AND INVOLVED IN THE TAA NOW. Governor Scott Walker has launched a direct attack on graduate employees at the UW-Madison. As of March 13, our contract will be terminated. Our tuition remission, health care,…

Under Attack (Day 1)

Dear Members, We have been getting in a LOT of troubling information today. Governor Walker is proposing sweeping, extremist attacks on employee rights and compensation that WILL be voted upon within a week. He is putting these changes forward in a budget repair bill that he will release tomorrow (Friday) at 10am. Here are the…

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…

VOTE NOW: Contract Ratification

At the November 18 General Membership Meeting, the membership voted on a number of items, including to oppose and organize against Chancellor Martin’s Badger Partnership plan and to stand behind the Student Labor Action Coalition’s and AFSCME 171’s fight against privatization and the unprecedented use of non-union labor at the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery.

Membership also voted to endorse the contract settled between our bargaining team and the state. Members voted to send the tentative agreement to a full vote of our membership so that if the Legislature convened a special session, we could fully implement a new collective bargaining agreement. The contract includes some gains in language although on “economic” issues we largely did not make gains.