TAA Endorsements – Spring General Election 2017

  TAA Endorsements! After the Wisconsin Spring Primary Election, the Political Education Committee sent out questionnaires to candidates in all contested races on Madison ballots. Based on the responses, membership approved a list of candidates for TAA endorsement at Tuesday’s general membership meeting. The TAA encourages members, when possible, to participate in local GOTV efforts in support of…

Student Early Voting – 2016

The TAA’s Political Education Committee has put together a helpful guide to early voting for students in Wisconsin: Registration Students can register to vote at the polls the same day as they vote. In order to register to vote, students need to have a proof of address and either a WI ID or their SSN (info…

GOTV Recall Election TAA Phone Banking

The Teaching Assistant Association has set up a phone banking operation at the TAA office. in order to get out the vote among members in the final days before June 5 recall election. Saturday, May 26 from 3:00-6:00pm Wednesday, May 30 from 5:00-8:00pm Saturday, June 2 from 3:00-6:00pm Come by the TAA office to make…

Letter to Walker: Initiate Bargaining Immediately

Following the March 30, 2012, federal court ruling striking down parts of Wisconsin Act 10, ruling that the state cannot prevent public employee unions from collecting dues and cannot require they recertify annually, the TAA joined other American Federation of Teachers-Wisconsin locals in demanding that Gov. Walker initiate bargaining immediately. Below is the letter sent…

Support Diversity at UW-Madison

The conservative Center for Equal Opportunity alleged yesterday that UW-Madison admissions policies are biased against White and Asian students. In a Capital Times article, Sara Goldrick-Rab, associate professor of education policy studies and sociology has noted inconsistencies in the data: She notes that figures available on the UW-Madison website show that “in 2007 and 2008,…