A Response to Chancellor Blank from the TAA

“Students received an email today suggesting that Athletics should pay for more of this project because students supported Athletic Department finances back in the 1990s. It’s my view this is a little like asking the Physics Department to pay for improvements in Chemistry, just because they both study science. Rec Sports facilities are designed for…

Tell UW Athletics: Carry the Weight!

At our general membership meeting on February 11, the membership voted to adopt an amended version of the Executive Board’s recommended policy toward the Rec Sports Master Plan. Here is the full policy as amended and passed by the membership. Members amended the resolution to make it clear that the TAA opposes in general the practice of raising segregated…

In case you haven't heard, we got a raise!

TAA members worked tirelessly this past year on the Pay Us Back! Campaign. We mobilized members for actions like the petition to administration and the Grade In for the Grader Good, and we worked with faculty to get department resolutions of support. And it PAID OFF! TAs and PAs WON A 4.67% RAISE! This increase…

Cut the Contract AND Drop the Charges!

Chancellor Ward still refuses to cut the contract with Palermo’s Pizza, which is in violation of UW’s Labor Code of Conduct, but when students peacefully occupied his office in protest, he had them arrested. They are now being charged with several counts of non-academic misconduct. This is a double standard, selective enforcement of rules at…

TAA members are Fighting Forward!

Fighting Forward 2013: A Labor and Working Class Summit June 12-15, Madison College Downtown Campus, Madison, WI A Working Class Studies Association national conference, hosted by the Labor and Working Class Studies Project The Fighting Forward conference brings together labor leaders, researchers, and community activists from all over the country every year. The conference is…

Pay Us Back!

Send an email to Vice Chancellor Darrell Bazzell  demanding a raise for graduate employees It’s not just you. Grad employee earnings are getting tougher and tougher to survive on. Between the ever-climbing seg fees, our growing health care contributions, and our stagnant wages, grad students at UW Madison have LOST money — to the tune…