Contract Still Closed

At this past Friday’s Welcome Back Happy Hour, we held a brief General Membership Meeting to cover one agenda topic: Did we want to re-open our tentative agreement with the State and with UW to give back our scheduled pay raises which will go into effect when the contract is ratified? Overwhelmingly, we voted “no.”…

Union Workshops This Week

This past week, we started a new program for the TAA by holding union workshops. At these workshops attendees not only enjoyed the fine fellowship of other grad student workers along with some free pizza and beverages, folks got to learn more about unions, the theory and history behind organized labor, and the TAA –…

Union Activism In Your Building

This year, we are working on build the organizing power of our union: building capacity for action, educating members, training new leaders. Our organizing power comes from our members being involved in the union. Anyone can do it and everyone should. If you can help with an easy project in your office building this week,…

Union Workshops: This Week & Next

Over the course of this coming week and the following week, we will be holding workshops for TAA members to learn more about our union. The content will include things like what unions are and what they do, a bit on the background of the TAA, and how the TAA operates. These workshops will be…

Welcome Back Happy Hour This Friday

You probably already know this. You’ve probably had it on your calendar for weeks. You’ve probably told all your friends. But just in case, let us remind you once again: The annual union party, the TAA Welcome Back Happy Hour, is going on this Friday. That’s right, this Friday, from 4 PM to 7 PM…

Your Tuition Is Still Being Waived

This isn’t a “your union kicks ass for winning tuition remission as a benefit of the collective bargaining agreement” or a “let’s go win seg fee remission” kind of post. This is a “you might be getting some news that could freak you out in the way of a tuition bill.” Don’t worry, your tuition…

Union Workshops Coming Up

Make sure to get it on your calendar and save the date – we have union workshops coming up that you don’t want to miss: Monday, August 31Tuesday, September 1Thursday, September 3Wednesday, September 9Thursday, September 10 All of the union workshops will be at 6 PM at the TAA Office. The union workshops will be…