Join the TAA Publicity Committee

Can’t stop reading and tweeting news about the ongoing political saga in Wisconsin? Are you interested in spreading the word about how awesome the TAA’s organizing efforts are? Then join the Publicity Committee (aka Communications Team). We are currently looking for folks to help with website and social media updates, writing blog posts and press…

Brown Bag at Bascom, Monday, March 21

Monday, March 21 · 12:00pm – 2:00pm First floor, Rotunda, Bascom Hall RSVP on Facebook here. Gov. Walker’s budget will strip $250 million in state aid to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and reduce state aid to K-12 schools by $834 million over the next two years. This budget directly threatens the world class status of…

TAA Social with AFSCME Locals 171 and 2412

The TAA organized a social with AFSCME Locals 171 and 2412, which represent classified staff on campus, held March 17th at the Goodman Center. Undergrad activists from the Student Labor Action Coalition and United Council, as well as faculty, also attended the event. Attendees wore green in support of AFSCME (and in honor of St.…

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…