Both ASM and Faculty Senate have joined us in our call for UW–Madison to cover fees for grad workers. On December 4th, the Faculty Senate almost unanimously voted for the University to cover mandatory fees for graduate workers. Administrators, listen to students and faculty—cover our fees! Read more about the TAA’s mandatory fee campaign here.
On Dec 6th the GAPP Committee worked on sections E -H of Section 1 and began discussion of Grievance Steps of Section 2. In this meeting, the TAA proposed changing the 30 day window (in Article 4, Section 1F) to file a grievance to 120 days, the approximate length of a semester. This would allow…Details
TAA’s Fall Fee-st! Curious about the TAA? Wondering about the TAA’s effort to eliminate mandatory fees? Interested in sharing a meal with your fellow graduate students? Then please join us on Thursday, November 15th, 5:00-7:30pm in Education Building, Room 359 for fun, food, fellowship, and fee remission! The TAA will provide turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and vegetables, and…Details
At the November 8 GAPP committee meeting, we reviewed the language in Section 1 of the grievance procedure with admin. For the most part, the meeting was congenial, but it is already clear that we will need to fight for graduate rights around issues with representation, timelines, and options for appeal. Also, we learned that…Details
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.…Details
Unionism Outside the Law: The Relationship Between Union Laws and Union Power Monday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook Live Follow TAA – Graduate Worker Union of UW-Madison to be notified when we are about to start! Panelist Bios: Aaron Bibb was a TAA member, steward, and officer during his PhD studies in the English…Details
On November 1st, members of the TAA bargaining team met again with UW administration to discuss the grievance procedure for graduate workers, which will be adopted into the Graduate Assistants Policies and Procedures handbook. During this meeting, the TAA emphasized the importance of creating a policy that is clear, accessible, accommodating, and helpful to graduate…Details