University of Wisconsin–Madison Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) Sanctuary Union Resolution WHEREAS the TAA stands in solidarity with all workers, particularly the most vulnerable among us; and WHEREAS the TAA represents all UW–Madison graduate students and is committed to fighting for economic and racial justice for UW–Madison graduate students, both in the workplace and beyond; and…Details
THE UW WORKER BILL OF RIGHTS: STANDARDS FOR THE WORKERS WHO MAKE PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION WORK IN WISCONSIN Drafted by the American Federation of Teachers-Wisconsin Higher Education Council Preamble The Constitution of the State of Wisconsin provides for “the establishment of a state university at or near the seat of state government, and for connecting…Details
From http://campusantifascistnetwork.com/: “Fascists have used “free speech” as a façade for attacking faculty who have stood in solidarity with students against the threat that these organizations and individuals pose, and as an excuse to march and organize around slogans drawn directly from “blood and soil” rhetoric of Nazi Germany. White supremacists like Richard Spencer have…Details
Dear President of Harvard University, We call upon you not to appeal the NLRB Regional Director’s July 7th order for a fair election. The Regional Director held that the omission of hundreds of voters from the voter list requires a new election with a complete and accurate list. The decision to appeal this ruling not…Details
UW-Madison Teaching Assistants’ Association Stands in Solidarity with University of Puerto Rico Student Movement in Fight Against Proposed Budget Cuts
MADISON, Wis. (May 1, 2017): In response to massive proposed budget cuts at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), the Teaching Assistants Association (TAA) passed a solidarity resolution supporting the ongoing student strike at UPR. The strike began April 5 to protest the historic budget cuts facing the 11-campus, 70,000-student university. Now nearing one month,…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.