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TAA Executive Board Letter to Randi Weingarten Urging Support of Dr. William Spriggs for Secretary of Labor

Teaching Assistants’ Association | 520 University Avenue, Suite 220, Madison, WI 53703 | taa-madison.org Dear Ms. Weingarten, On January 20, 2021, Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. President-Elect Biden has the monumental task of restoring a functional government following four years of incompetence under Donald Trump.…

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TAA Passes Resolution Supporting Wisconsin Voices’ Workers

At our November Membership Meeting, the Teaching Assistants’ Association passed a resolution supporting the staff of Wisconsin Voices as they face the retaliation and unilateral decisions of their management. Read the stories of Wisconsin Voices Workers here: https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinVoicesWorkers Link for donations to support the Wisconsin Voices Workers fired by management: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-wisconsin-voices-workers Statement by the TAA:…

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TAA Passes Resolution Opposing the DHS Proposed Rule Changes to Visa Status

Whereas the US Department of Homeland Security published a proposed rule to eliminate duration of status for F students and their dependents, J exchange visitors and their dependents, and I media representatives in the Federal Register on Friday, September 25, 2020; Whereas this rule would limit the admission period for international students from duration of…

TAA endorses AGC Statement

On August 22nd, 2020, The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) Executive Board voted to sign the Abolition Geographies Collective’s Statement of University Demands. This statement calls to abolish and divest from the University of Wisconsin’s Police Department (UWPD), military funding, and reinvest in Black and Indigenous students and communities. The TAA included this in our demands…

TAA endorses Nada Elmikashfi in race for Wisconsin Senate District 26!

The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) has endorsed Nada Elmikashfi in the race for Wisconsin Senate District 26. The TAA—as the labor union for graduate workers at UW–Madison—supports Nada’s vision for public education, economic justice, environmental justice, and racial justice. Nada is the most progressive candidate in this race for Senate District 26, presenting solutions to…

TAA endorses Nicki Vander Meulen in race for Wisconsin Assembly District 76!

The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) has endorsed Nicki Vander Meulen in the race for Wisconsin Assembly District 76. While a few candidates in this race align with the TAA’s political platform, the TAA—as the labor union for graduate workers at UW– Madison—recognizes Nicki’s strong advocacy for public education and her vision for progressive change in…

TAA executive board statement on proposed ICE order

We, the executive board of the Teaching Assistants’ Association, refuse any compromise between supporting international students and the need for online-only instruction to protect us all from COVID-19. As recently stated by the illegally-appointed acting director of DHS, the proposed SEVP order mandating in-person learning for international students is intended to “encourage schools to reopen.”…