General Membership Meeting Tuesday!

Our major General Membership Meeting will be taking place on Tuesday (February 23rd) at 5:30 PM at the Pres House. This General Membership Meeting is highly important for a number of decisions we will be making as a union. Our union is a democratic organization that makes decisions collectively on the big issues in front…

General Membership Meeting February 23rd!

At our upcoming General Membership Meeting (GMM) on February 23rd, the TAA will be making major decisions that impact all grad student workers. We will be taking up for discussion and decision two big issues. One will be our strategy for bargaining our new contract. The other will be our strategy for addressing the impact…

TAA Co-Hosting GSC Happy Hour This Friday

This coming Friday, February 19th, the TAA is co-hosting a Happy Hour with the UW Graduate Student Collaborative (GSC). We’ll be at Paisan’s restaurant, overlooking Lake Monona. The GSC periodically puts on Happy Hours like this to provide grads an opportunity to meet up with and have a good time with one another. They approached…

Volunteer Night (and Day) This Week

As noted last week, we are reviving an old TAA tradition by bringing back Volunteer Night. These events are a combination social gathering of grad student workers and union activism. The premise is simple: get TAA members together to have a little fun and hang out while working on some union projects that we can…

UMass Postdocs Unionize

Another victory for the academic labor movement occurred this week in Massachusetts. At the three campuses of UMass, including the flagship research institution at Amherst, postdoctoral researchers won union recognition. Teaching, research, and graduate assistants at UMass unionized years ago. Postdocs add a few hundred more academic workers to union ranks. In addition to UMass,…

TAA Volunteer Night!

Reviving an old tradition, the TAA Volunteer Night is back! We will be holding a volunteer night on February 11th at 5:30 PM at the TAA office. The volunteer night will go for a couple hours at most, with food and beverage for all. At volunteer nights, members of the union get together to accomplish…