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…

Joint Union Statement on HR Design

In order to comply with the 2011-2013 Biennial Budget’s mandate that UW-Madison create an entirely new Human Resources system, the Office of Human Resources has recently released their latest draft of recommendations to be implemented in July 2013 on our campus. Many of the specific details of the plan have yet to be determined, effectively…

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…

TAA to Accept Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award in Washington, D.C. on Behalf of the Wisconsin Progressive Movement

The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA), along with Madison Teachers Inc. (MTI), will accept the Domestic Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award on behalf of the Wisconsin Progressive Movement on Wednesday, October 12th in at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes the courageous actions of the more than 100,000 Wisconsinites who took to the…

TAA Condemns Conservative Think Tank Attack on Diversity at UW-Madison

Joining with other campus organizations, the Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) condemns the Center for Equal Opportunity’s attack on what they falsely claim to represent—equal opportunities for all students. The TAA strongly supports the diversity efforts of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and its holistic admission policies. TAA members will be joining with other campus groups at…

TAA Members Reject Governor Walker's Recertification Vote, Vow to Continue Fight to Restore Collective Bargaining Rights in State

Graduate assistants at the University of Wisconsin-Madison voted Thursday to not seek recertification for their labor union, the Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA), given the effective curtailment of collective bargaining rights under Gov. Scott Walker’s union-busting legislation that went into effect in June. “No law, including one that grants an organization to the right to collectively…

Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) Statement on Chancellor Martin Leaving UW-Madison

The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) has had a productive relationship with Chancellor Biddy Martin during her tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison though we disagreed with her vision for public education and the structure of the University. “Chancellor Martin has shown great leadership on this campus although her proposal for public authority status would have…