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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People standing and talking at the Shared Governance Celebration. One has a red TAA shirt.

University Workers Emphasize Importance of Shared Governance

A coalition of graduate workers and University Faculty and Academic Staff (UFAS) members interrupted a reception celebrating shared governance on Wednesday, shining light on how workers are shut out of university decision-making processes. “We are never seriously consulted about things like fees, pay, increased resources for diversity and inclusion workers, and benefits,” sociology graduate student…

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The TAA Stands with Michigan Workers

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) stands in solidarity with our union sisters and brothers in the University of Michigan Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO), the Michigan State University Graduate Employees Union (GEU), the Graduate Employees’ Organizing Committee at Wayne State University (GEOC), the Teaching Assistants Union at Western Michigan University (TAU), and the…

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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 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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