First General Membership Meeting!

UPDATE: Meeting is at 5:30 PM, schmoozing commences at 5 PM. The first General Membership Meeting (GMM) of the year is next Monday, September 20 at 5:30 PM in the Pres House (above Subway, on the Library Mall).  At this meeting we will ask members to choose between some strategy options for bargaining. Whether you…

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…

New Website!

The TAA is proud to unveil its new website! It’s chock full of new information and features.  At the right you’ll notice we have embedded a calendar of our events, as well as our goings-on on Facebook and Twitter.  We also hope that the information that you’ve come to the website for is more accessible.…

AGEL Parties

The grad labor movement has always kept the “social” in labor as a social movement. With the TAA hosting all of the AFT-affiliated locals in the grad labor movement here this week for a conference, we’re going to have a couple of parties for folks to attend that fit with AGEL traditions: a Welcome Party…

Organizing Day (Part of TAA-Hosted AGEL)

In conjunction with the TAA hosting the 2010 spring conference of the Alliance of Graduate Employee Locals (AGEL), we are putting together an organizing day of action on Thursday. As the grad unionists from around the country come pouring into Madison, we will hold an organizing action to get TAA members and other grad unionists…

TAA-Hosted AGEL Schedule

Here’s where you’ll find a copy of the schedule for the 2010 spring conference of the Alliance of Graduate Employee Locals (AGEL), which the TAA is hosting this Thursday through Saturday. If you’re planning on attending sessions or workshops, please let us know at taa@taa-madison.org. Thursday [Organizing Day — Meet at TAA Office]12:30 PM –…

Hosting the Spring 2010 AGEL Conference

On May 21-23, the TAA will be hosting on campus the 2010 conference of the Alliance of Graduate Employee Locals (AGEL). AGEL is the grouping of all the AFT-affiliated grad student worker union locals, like the TAA, from all around the country. At the conference, we will have workshops, plenary discussions and presentations, and education…

Vote Now: No New Seg Fees!

Fellow Grad Student Workers: Today is the day and now is the time to vote No New Seg Fees! Segregated fees are already over $1,000 per year. The seg fee increase referendum would hike them another 10%. Click here to go to the ASM website, on which you can cast your vote against the seg…