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.…

Fall General Membership Meetings

In our last membership email and on the website, we inadvertantly created some minor confusion about dates for our fall General Membership Meetings (GMMs in union parlance). But to clarify, the fall GMMs will be on October 21st (a Wednesday) and December 1st (a Tuesday). Both will take place at the Memorial Union, with the…

Contract Progress!

As you’ve heard, our contract has been moving through the corridors of state government. Recently, we took a big step forward. The state legislature’s Joint Committee on Employment Relations voted to pass along our contract. Because we are state employees, the state legislature oversees ratification of our contract as our ultimate employer. From here, the…

Fall AGEL Conference

As many of you know, we are not alone as a grad student workers’ union. We are one of many grad union locals affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, a union of professional workers that includes not only academic workers like grads and faculty but also K12 teachers, doctors, lawyers, nurses, and public employees.…