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…

Extraordinary Session Silences Debate on Budget and Collective Bargaining Rights

The people of Wisconsin are back in the streets today, rallying against the Walker agenda to kill collective bargaining in Wisconsin by sneaking a provision to do so into an already devastating budget proposal. “Walker is giving fat tax breaks to corporations and big businesses while attacking social services, accessible healthcare, affordable public education, including nearly…

TAA PAC Endorses Parisi

Madison, WI — On Thursday, the Teaching Assistants’ Association Political Action Committee (TAA PAC) announced an endorsement of Representative Joe Parisi in his campaign to serve as the next Dane County Executive. Citing his proven track record of progressive advocacy standing up for working families, TAA PAC proudly called upon its members to cast a…

TAA PAC Endorses Kloppenburg

Madison, WI — On Thursday, the Teaching Assistants’ Association Political Action Committee (TAA PAC) announced an endorsement of JoAnne Kloppenburg in her campaign to serve on the State Supreme Court. Citing her merits as a principled, independent candidate to balance the Court, TAA PAC proudly called upon its members to cast a ballot on April…

Open the Capitol Doors Now: Move to Keep Capitol Closed is Another Republican Attack on Democracy

March 10, 2011 After the legislature’s surprise move yesterday to ram through the union-busting measures of the budget-repair bill, the TAA encouraged its members and others to stay in the Capitol building to continue having their voices heard. About 200 people remained in the building overnight to express their indignation at the Republicans’ move to…

Judge orders Walker to let the people in

March 3, 2011 For more than two weeks, protestors opposed to Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill have congregated peacefully and democratically in and around the Capitol. A judge’s decision today on a labor-led challenge that ordered the Department of Administration to let protesters into the building starting early next week is a victory for…