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,…

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The UW Worker Bill of Rights

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…

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TAA Sanctuary Resolution

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…

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TAA Next Steps Resolution

The Next Steps for the TAA Statement endorsed by the TAA membership on May 17, 2012 Actions by both Republicans — via the Walker Administration — and Democratic Senators Russ Decker and Jeff Plale –via the December 2010 rejection of statewide union contracts — eviscerated the rights of public sector workers across the state. Actions…

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TAA Endorses BDS Movement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UW-Madison Union of Graduate Student Workers (TAA) Endorses BDS Movement Madison, WI (May 19, 2016): Members of the Teaching Assistants’ Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison vote overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution to divest from the State of Israel and corporations that profit from the illegal occupation of Palestine. During a two-week vote distributed…

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