Moving Our Contract Forward

Many of you know that our 2007-2009 contract is still held up in the corridors of state government. We need your help to move it forward – putting in place new provisions like wage increases and workplace protections. If you care about getting our new contract in place – and everyone should – and you…

Union Activism In Your Building

As we work to build a vibrant union strengthened by the activism and involvement of its members, we are engaging in a number of projects. One is a really easy and quick way for you to get involved in your union and build our union. We are working on doing a semester-beginning lit drop to…

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…