Restructuring the Graduate School

Two members of our union submitted this piece to be circulated among our membership as a primer on the proposed restructuring of the Graduate School. As this greatly affects grad student workers, our union will continue staying on top of these developments and take action as needed. Provost Paul DeLuca has put forth a proposal…

AFT-Wisconsin Convention This Week

As part of a larger labor movement and as a local of a larger union federation, the TAA believes that it is important to work with our brothers and sisters in the House of Labor. In addition to sending delegates to and being active within the South Central Federation of Labor (where the past president…

TAA Contract Being Signed On Wednesday!

After a long wait, the 2007-2009 TAA contract will be signed this Wednesday! Last week, both houses of the state legislature overwhelmingly voted to ratify our contract. On Wednesday, the governor will sign the bill that is our contract into law. From there, the bill-becoming-an-act will be published and go into effect. At the bill-signing,…

Contract Victory!

We bring you one piece of excellent news: The 2007-2009 TAA Contract has been approved by the state government! Earlier this week, both the state Senate and Assembly overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation ratifying our contract. Next Wednesday morning, the governor will sign into law our contract and subsequently, it will go into effect. A…

General Membership Meeting This Wednesday!

Don’t forget, we have an important General Membership Meeting this Wednesday, October 21st at 5:30 PM in the Memorial Union (TITU). We’ll have some light food and beverage, fellow grads, and hot union business. Attending and participating in a GMM is one part of union democracy. At our GMMs, we handle some of the big…

Union Workshop on Wednesday!

We are holding another workshop this Wednesday to help members understand some of the important basics about our union. Our workshops so far have been a great opportunity to members of the union, both new and continuing, to learn about and understand some of the fundamentals of unions, the TAA as a union, who we…

General Membership Meeting Next Wednesday

A quick reminder: our next General Membership Meeting will be on Wednesday, October 21st. The meeting will be at 5:30 PM in the Memorial Union (check “Today in the Union” for a room number). General Membership Meetings, or GMMs, are where we make decisions as a democratic organization on union matters. They’re also venues for…

Get Your T-Shirt…Last Chance!

Want to get your hands on a 2009-2010 TAA t-shirt? Now is your last chance. We’re working to ensure that everyone who wants one gets one. So if you want to get yourself one of those fine artifacts of fashion that are our t-shirts for this year, now’s your (last chance). We’ll close out requests…

Halloween Party!

The TAA is excited to host the 4th annual Halloween Party at Eagle Heights! And you’re invited. This event grows out of the TAA Diversity Committee. In an attempt to build relationships with constituents typically underrepresented in the Union — specifically, international students and parents — the Diversity Committee initiated this partnership with Eagle Heights.…