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
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.
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
Bring your work to Bascom to show admin who really runs the University! Segregated fees and international student fees are a major hardship for graduate workers. Admin’s “fees first, grads second” policy needs to go. Join us Thursday to demand a change! The TAA is organizing a “work-in” demonstration in Bascom Hall to showcase the often invisible…Details
On Thursday March 22, over one hundred graduate workers and allies turned out to Bascom Hall to demand that UW–Madison administrators create a new mandatory fee payment policy which retains the current payment flexibility and lessens the financial burden on graduate employees by substantially remitting segregated fees. Current policy allows graduate workers the accumulation of three…Details
Earlier this week, the UW–Madison Bursar Office posted a new policy for how Graduate Assistants pay their segregated fees. The Teaching Assistants’ Association Executive Board recognizes that this policy puts fees first and graduate workers second. While respecting the demand that no fee payment be due before our first paycheck, it does not relieve the…Details
Your segregated fees due date is changing, and we are fighting it! Last summer the UW-Madison Bursar’s Office unilaterally decided to revise its current practice of allowing graduate workers to pay mandatory fees until after receipt of their third paycheck each semester. The revised policy will require graduate workers to pay all segregated fees each…Details
The PUB! campaign is riding a groundswell of support at the departmental level following two recent events: a guest presentation to UW Faculty Senate and the May 9th “For the Grader Good” Grade-in atop Bascom Hill. After hearing about our below-average wages and increasing segregated fees, faculty across campus are stepping up at department meetings…Details