Congratulations to Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes! Now Let’s Get to Work.

The Teaching Assistant’s Association (TAA) of UW–Madison congratulates Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes on their successful election. This outcome is a testament to the strength of our members and grassroots activists across the state who tirelessly knocked on doors, registered voters, and ultimately turned out to the polls to elect new political leaders in Wisconsin.…

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,…

Volunteer for the Recall Efforts this Week

Wisconsin is in the mist of a historic effort to recall Republican State Senators who voted to strip us of our collective bargaining rights. There will be primaries for Democratic challengers in six districts next Tuesday, July 12th. The TAA is hosting a phone-bank to potential voters and volunteers for the upcoming recall elections. There…

Defend Wisconsin Fund Request for Proposals

Teaching Assistants’ Association Defend Wisconsin Fund Request for Proposals August 2011 **Note: The final Defend Wisconsin proposal deadline has been changed from August 31st to September 15th.** Statement The occupation of the Wisconsin State Capitol revitalized the Wisconsin labor movement and inspired citizens from around the state to loudly protest the attacks on public sector…

TAA Resolution to Oppose the Pridemore Bill and attacks on immigrant rights in Wisconsin

Whereas, State Representative Pridemore has stated his intent to introduce an anti-immigrant bill in Wisconsin that, following the lead of Arizona’s SB1070, would legalize racial profiling by requiring law enforcement to question individuals they have “reasonable suspicion” of being undocumented about their immigration status when in the process of carrying out routine policing duties; and…

Vote Today

Voting in the Spring Elections is incredibly important. We know that elections have consequences. We know that our votes matter. Cast your ballot today — and bring your friends with you to the polls. You can register at the polls. To find out anything that you need to know about registration info, your polling place,…

Political Mobilization for April 5th Elections

We all know what’s at stake in Wisconsin politics these days. Scott Walker, The Fitzgerald Brothers, and their right-wing sponsors like the Koch Brothers and M&I Bank are trying to eliminate unions and gut all social wages for working people, like healthcare, education and human services. But we can fight back at the ballot box…

Vote Now in ASM Elections!

ASM elections are going on from now until March 30. Vote now for candidates who will defend the Wisconsin Idea and affordable public education. Vote at http://www.asm.wisc.edu. TAA Endorsements YES on the resolution to continue to fund the United Council Graduate School Michael Billeaux Zach DeQuattro Nancy Rydberg Lenora Hanson Karen Scott (write-in) Jeremiah Yahn…

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students Oppose Stripping Collective Bargaining Rights and UW System

University students in Milwaukee, joined by students from Madison, rallied for collective bargaining rights and preserving the UW System Monday, March 14th. UWM United, a coalition of students, student organizations, faculty, and staff, held the “United We Stand” rally at the UW-Milwaukee campus.  The rally highlighted UWM United’s desire to preserve the UW System, secure…