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…

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 –…