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.…

Fall General Membership Meetings

The fall semester’s TAA General Membership Meetings have been scheduled. They will take place on: October 21st – 5:30 PM – Memorial Union (TITU) December 1st – 5:30 PM – Memorial Union (TITU) Our General Membership Meetings, or “GMMs,” are where the membership of our union hears updates on union business and makes decisions on…

Get Your Union T-Shirt Here

The 2009-2010 TAA t-shirt has proven to be a big success. We are getting requests from a lot of different people to get one for themselves after seeing them around campus. Typically, new t-shirts tend to get distributed to new grads who are joining the union for the first time – and to folks that…

You Don't Have To Be a Genius To Be Pro-Union…But It Doesn't Hurt

As one of the most well-known and important academics, intellectuals, researchers and general public figures of the 20th Century (and probably more than that), Albert Einstein possessed a towering genius. He also proudly proclaimed a pro-union sentiment that resonates today with academics, intellectuals, and professionals. It turns out that being strongly pro-union doesn’t require being…