SLAC, TAA Urge UW-Madison to Cut Ties With Palermo's

In the midst of the controversy surrounding the Palermo’s Pizza workers’ strike, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Teaching Assistants’ Association and the Student Labor Action Coalition released a joint resolution calling for the university to cut all ties with Palermo’s.

 

Public Schools in Race to Bottom

With Chicago public school teachers on strike, there are 350,000 students out of class, causing critics to question educators’ commitment to the children they are supposed to serve. But long before the strike, Chicago’s schoolchildren, like their peers across the nation and around the world, have felt the brunt of education policy that demands that…

Open Letter to Mr. Lavigna

Some brief context for this letter: The TAA membership voted to approve a document outlining the concerns over the HR Redesign. These concerns are shared by other campus unions and some parts of the faculty.  The Director of Human Resources, Robert Lavigna, wrote a letter to Bryan Kennedy, the president of our state federation, AFT-Wisconsin,…

TAA Stewards Endorse Nov 2nd Oakland General Strike

October 31, 2011 Occupy Oakland: We, the Stewards’ Council of the Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, stand alongside you in your valiant efforts to restore democracy to the 99%. Furthermore, we support you and your allies in your general strike scheduled for November 2. We and people the world over…

The Truth About the Proposed NBP: LFB Weighs In

The New Badger Partnership is — reportedly– dead. In the meantime, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau has just released its analysis of what Public Authority would look like if the NBP were passed. The report is quite interesting, and in particular I think the following points are worth highlighting: (1) Despite the Chancellor’s claims that what…