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.”…

TAA Passes Resolution Demanding Cops out of AFL-CIO

General Membership Meeting on July 2, 2020 Whereas the US labor movement must reconcile its history of exclusion and hostility towards Black workers and other workers of color; and Whereas US law enforcement functions to maintain oppressive systems of gendered racial capitalism, to protect and serve the interests of capitalists, and repress the working class;…