TAA Hosts Pay Restructuring Teach-In for Graduate Students

NEW: Video from the Teach-In panel discussion: The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA), the labor union representing the graduate student workers of the University of Wisconsin, recently hosted a teach-in to discuss the changes to graduate assistant pay set to be implemented in July 2017. The teach-in featured a panel, consisting of Cynthia Burnson, academic staff,…

TAA Endorses BDS Movement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UW-Madison Union of Graduate Student Workers (TAA) Endorses BDS Movement Madison, WI (May 19, 2016): Members of the Teaching Assistants’ Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison vote overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution to divest from the State of Israel and corporations that profit from the illegal occupation of Palestine. During a two-week vote distributed…

TAA Wins Delay of Radical Restructuring of Graduate Worker Pay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UW-Madison Teaching Assistants’ Association Forces Delay of Radical Restructuring of Graduate Student Pay Madison, WI (November 24, 2015): After several weeks of advocacy work by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA), university administration has agreed to delay implementation of a plan to radically restructure graduate student pay on campus. The…

UW-Madison to Radically Restructure Graduate Student Pay; Graduate Students Not Consulted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UW-Madison to Radically Restructure Graduate Student Pay; Graduate Students Not Consulted Madison, WI (November 12, 2015): On Wednesday, November 18, at noon in front of Bascom Hall on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, the UW-Madison Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) will hold a rally to demand that administration abandon a proposal to radically…

Student Occupation of UW-Madison Chancellor’s Office Ends in 12 Arrests

In wake of sit-in, demands for Ward to ties with Palermo’s Pizza grow louder Contacts: Claire Hintz, clairehintz@gmail.com, 651-955-8370 Maxwell John Love, maxwelllove@gmail.com, 724-557-6269 At 2:15pm today, 12 students entered Chancellor Ward’s office to protest his refusal to uphold UW-Madison’s code of conduct for companies that produce goods using UW logos. The students were demanding…

TAA Calls for Continued Solidarity and Action Among Students, Faculty, Workers, and Community in the Wake of the Recall Election

The UW-Madison Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the thousands of individuals who galvanized the Wisconsin Uprising and made this unprecedented grassroots effort a priority in their lives over the past sixteen months. The Wisconsin Uprising is not about one election. We will remember February in Madison as an icon for…

Faith and Labor Leaders Join Together to Call on Walker to Restore Collective Bargaining Rights and Funding for Education

A year ago the Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) organized a “I ♥ UW” rally on February 14, 2011, touching off a series of historic protests in defense of collective bargaining rights and respect for the democratic process in this state. This year on Tuesday, February 14 the faith community, Madison teachers and the TAA will…