Wisconsin and Egypt: A tale of two uprisings

TAA co-president Alex Hanna is currently conducting fieldwork in Egypt. He recently blogged about the experience for the Isthmus’ Daily Page: The comparison between Cairo and Madison has been made on more than one occasion, by high-profile figures from state Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) to Code Pink activist Medea Benjamin. It’s overwrought and problematic on…

A De Facto Union

TAA co-president Adrienne Pagac was quoted in a recent article in The American Prospect about union organizing after Wisconsin Act 10 stripped us of the majority of our collective bargaining rights: Adrienne Pagac, co-president of the 3,000-member Teaching Assistants Association, expects her union’s membership will make a decision at a meeting July 27. One member…