As noted last week, we are reviving an old TAA tradition by bringing back Volunteer Night.
These events are a combination social gathering of grad student workers and union activism. The premise is simple: get TAA members together to have a little fun and hang out while working on some union projects that we can complete in our office.
This week, we are hosting two events:
On Thursday, February 11th, we will hold a Volunteer Night. Starting at 5:30 PM and running for an hour and a half or so, we will work on putting together a mailing to go to non-member grad student workers who are in our bargaining unit. We’ll have some food and beverage, do a little collating, stapling, and folding, and get some important union work done while we hang out. If you’re down for Thursday Volunteer Night, drop an RSVP email to Co-President Peter Rickman; he’ll be hosting Thursday’s Volunteer Night this week.
On Friday, February 12th, we will host a Volunteer Day. This is an experiment of sorts, our first Volunteer Day (as opposed to just at night). Starting at 9 AM and running all day, we will work on doing updates to our database to manage our information better — and to better organize our union. People can sign up for a 2-hour shift (or whatever works for you) throughout the day. So if you’re down for Friday Volunteer Day, drop an RSVP email with a time that works for you to Co-President Katie Lindstrom; she’ll be hosting Friday’s Volunteer Day along with Membership Secretary Joe Abisaid.
Both Volunteer Night and Volunteer Day this week will be at the TAA Office, 254 W. Gilman St. The office is at the corner of State and Gilman, up above American Apparel, with the entrance on Gilman St.
See you this week for a good time and union activism as we bring back an old tradition of the TAA.