The TAA has been meeting with administration over the last year to develop recommendations for a new Graduate Assistant Policies and Procedures (GAPP) Handbook, to replace our 2009 Contract. We have not reached consensus on graduate worker policies and procedures, including: Health benefits, including domestic partner and transgender health Family leave plan and sick days…Details
TAA Endorsements! After the Wisconsin Spring Primary Election, the Political Education Committee sent out questionnaires to candidates in all contested races on Madison ballots. Based on the responses, membership approved a list of candidates for TAA endorsement at Tuesday’s general membership meeting. The TAA encourages members, when possible, to participate in local GOTV efforts in support of…Details
We’re proud to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their allies against the DAPL! The resolution was passed at the TAA’s General Membership Meeting on October 19, 2016. You can read the entire resolution below or click here for the PDF version: TAA #NoDAPL Resolution.
The Badger Herald reported on the Graduate School’s proposed new pay structure for graduate assistants: “We are very committed to paying competitive wages for graduate students, even in difficult budget times,” Blank said. “We know we are underpaying our graduate students, and we are trying to move them up closer to equity.” Read more at…Details
The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on the Graduate School’s proposed new pay structure for graduate assistants: When one of America’s first graduate-student unions was recognized at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, in 1969, organizers embraced a key principle: Graduate assistants should get equal pay for equal work. Read more at The Chronicle of…Details
The Wisconsin Gazette reported on the Rally for Fair Graduate Student Pay: Concerned about the effect the new proposal will have on departments across campus, Brooks said, “When the administration pushes through policy changes like this, without graduate student input, it marginalizes traditional, non-grant based departments, but most importantly, it impinges on the world-class education…Details