Swarm and Nest: Humanities

After a nasty virus went through the TAA office last week, TAA organizers went out, some hacking and sniffing, to Humanities last Monday. With 7 organizers, we put in 13 organizer hours, had 18 conversations, signed up one new member, and found two more organizers. For the semester, that makes 35 different organizers, 161 organizing…

Spring Elections This Tuesday, April 7!

Spring elections are just around the corner, and because of lowered turnout in Spring Elections, TAA members have the capacity to make a big voice! Where do I vote in Madison? TAA members are encouraged to email TAA Political Education Committee Chair Peter Rickman for a full list of TAA endorsed candidates in their polling…

Swarm and Nest Update: Van Hise

On Wednesday, April 1st, 10 TAA organizers went to Van Hise, where in 28 hours organizing, we made 34 contacts, signed up 10 new members, found 2 new organizers, and 1 other potential activist. Further, we collected 13 pledges to attend the April GMM, and collected countless bargaining surveys. For the semester, that makes 30…

Swarm and Nest: Week 4

On Tuesday, we went to Educational Sciences to organize, and despite our low post-spring break numbers, our 6 organizers had 12 conversations, in 19 organizer hours. We found 1 new TAA steward, and signed up 4 new members. For the semester, that makes 25 different organizers, working 119.5 hours, 115 member contacts, 34 new organizers,…

Tax Tip for UW Students

Do you live in Dane County or one of the counties affected by the floods last year? Did you have tuition-related expenses last year? If so, you may be eligible for a larger tax credit via the life time learning credit than you typically would be. While reading the instructions for IRS form 8863 (the…

Swarm and Nest: Medical Sciences

We had a low-key organizing Monday in an uncomfortably warm Medical Sciences building. We had 6 organizers work 22 hours, talking to 15 members. We signed up 2 new members, and found 5 new organizers. Though we had smaller capacity than other weeks, the progress was still good for our smaller organizer numbers. For the…

Swarm and Nest Results from HC White

TAA Swarm-n-Nesters descended upon Helen C. White, North, and Science this past Tuesday, the 3rd. We had 17 TAA organizers working a total of 42.5 working hours between 10-4. We had 45 conversations with members, recruited 13 new organizers who agreed to do Swarm and Nest this semester. On top of that, we found 5…

TAA Swarm and Nest: Week 1

On Monday, 2/23, 11 TAA member organizers (plus our two highly trained staff members) went out to Social Sciences, Ingraham, and Bascom. We had 42 conversations over 36 worker-hours of organizing, in which we signed up 3 new members, and found 16 new Organizers who will participate in Swarm and Nest this semester. We also…