Teach-out Tuesday

For Immediate Release Feb. 20, 2011 Membership of the Teaching Assistants’ Association voted today to call for another “teach-out” on Tuesday, to protest the reconvening of the State Assembly and Governor Scott Walker’s planned statement about his budget. The Assembly is expected to pass the union-busting budget repair bill, even as tens of thousands of…

Why the university can't guarantee tuition remission

For Immediate Release February 19, 2011 We appreciate the work the university administration is doing to update students on the budget situation. We at the Teaching Assistants’ Association would like to correct some misrepresentations in those updates. Tuition remission is the most important recruitment tool the university has. It is the process by which the…

Local Business Supporters

The Teaching Assistants’ Association and the Labor Movement in general would like to thank the following local businesses who have donated food and supplies to the sit in/sleep in at the Capitol. Please remember their support and patronize these businesses: Capital Centre Market Cargo Coffee Community Pharmacy Fromagination Ian’s Pizza Just Coffee Marigold Kitchen Mermaid…

Budget Repair Bill Talking Points

* It’s about rights, not money: Government Walker’s new proposal to overhaul collective bargaining misses the mark on solving Wisconsin’s budget problems. The right to negotiate both wages and benefits through a union is a fundamental underpinning of the middle class. When workers, in either the private or public sector, join together in unions, it…

Governor Walker misrepresents his own bill

For Immediate Release Contact: Alex Hanna, 765-404-6996 Kevin Gibbons, 813-466-0952 Governor Scott Walker’s contention that his budget repair bill is about balancing the budget, and that concessions demanded from state workers are “modest,” is blatantly untrue. We demand that he represent the bill as what it is – a stripping of our collective bargaining rights.…