AFT-Wisconsin Convention Round-Up

This past week, delegates from the TAA attended and participated in the AFT-Wisconsin convention. As we noted earlier last week, being a part of a broader labor movement, including our state federation of unions, is a really important part of having a strong local here in the TAA. We also outlined some of the business…

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…