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
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…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
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…Details
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…Details