GAPP Update: Dec 6th

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…

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GAPP Update: Nov 8th Meeting

At the November 8 GAPP committee meeting, we reviewed the language in Section 1 of the grievance procedure with administrators. Graduate assistants have several rights and freedoms when filing a grievance including the right to representation and the freedom from retaliation. Yet, we know that many GAs hesitate before voicing workplace concerns because they fear…

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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.…

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GAPP Update: Nov 1st Meeting

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 the meeting, the TAA emphasized the importance of creating a policy that is clear, accessible, accommodating, and helpful to graduate workers facing grievable…

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Resolution on Mandatory Fees to be presented at the Oct 31 ASM Student Council meeting and the Nov 5 Faculty Senate meeting.

Resolution to be presented at the Oct 31 ASM Student Council meeting and the Nov 5 Faculty Senate meeting. In March and April 2018, graduate workers protested UW-Madison’s decision to change the mandatory fees payment schedule without the input of graduates. This decision would have required graduates to pay their fees before receiving their first…

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