December General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership Meeting of the union, the last for the 2009 fall semester, will take place on December 3rd at 5:30 PM at the Pres House. General Membership Meetings, or GMMs, are where we make decisions as a democratic organization on union matters. They’re also venues for updates and information on critical union…

Union Workshop Tuesday!

We are holding another “Basics & Beyond” union workshop this coming Tuesday. On November 10th, at 5 PM at the TAA office. If you have not yet been able to make it to a union workshop this year, whether you are new this semester or have been around for years, you should attend! These union…

Building Our Political Program

On Thursday, November 19th at 7:30 PM, our Political Education Committee will be meeting to work on political action projects for the 2009-2010 academic year and the 2010 elections. Consider yourself invited! With questions or to RSVP, please contact Political Education Committee chair Peter Rickman. The democratic political process impacts us tremendously. So we must…

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,…