Graduate School Dean Walks Out from a Meeting and Calls Police on Graduate Workers

UW-Madison administrators left a meeting with TAA members and called the police to remove them from the meeting room after reaffirming the university’s stance to deny graduate workers basic workplace rights. Police officers arrived 30 minutes after the meeting started and issued a warning of arrest. The meeting was proposed by Vice Chancellor Heller and Dean…

Details

Graduate Workers Occupy UW Administration Building to Demand Fair Workplace Policies

More than 400 graduate workers and allies gathered at Bascom Hall on April 5. This action is to demand from university administrators a living wage, full fee relief, quality policies, and a role in decision-making that affects graduate employees. Participants included teaching assistants, research assistants, project assistants, lecturers, professional students, and other graduate workers from…

Details

Press Release: Graduate Workers Call for April 5 Sit-In for a Living Wage, Full Fee Relief, Quality Policies, and Workplace Democracy

PRESS RELEASE: Graduate Workers Call for April 5 Sit-In for a Living Wage, Full Fee Relief, Quality Policies, and Workplace Democracy Event info: Friday, April 5, 10 am — 1 pm 500 Lincoln Drive Bascom Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI Graduate workers will occupy the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s administration building on April 5th. This…

Details

We Wear Buttons on Wednesdays

Graduate workers and their allies have been wearing buttons on Wednesdays in the past month to demand relief of mandatory fees. They have also been gathering at Bascom Hall to talk about how those fees negatively affect the university’s working, educational, and research conditions. By charging its graduate workers thousands in immoral fees and denying…

Details

Mandatory Fees Update: January 17

Stewards’ Council met on January 17th to share strategies for improving our departments and to discuss our organizing plans for the coming semester. We want to continue working toward receiving better pay, covering mandatory fees, and rescinding international student fees. We can collectively do something about these working conditions! Working groups are currently developing messaging…

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