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 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;…

TAA’s Statement on Smart Restart

For more information, contact:Alejandra Canales, CV Vitolo-HaddadCo-Presidentstaa@taa-madison.org Press release: TAA’s statement on Smart Restart Madison, WI (June 18, 2020): Yesterday Chancellor Blank issued UW–Madison’s Smart Restart plan preparing for an in-person fall 2020 semester. With this decision, UW–Madison is prioritizing tuition and housing revenues over the health and safety of students, faculty, and academic staff.…

TAA’s statement on the withdrawal of Jim Johnsen

For more information, contact:Alejandra Canales, CV Vitolo-HaddadCo-Presidentstaa@taa-madison.org Press release: TAA’s statement on the withdrawal of Jim Johnsen June 16, 2020 On Friday June 12th, Jim Johnsen withdrew from consideration for the position of UW-System president. His announcement marks the end of this failed search which was marred throughout by a lack of transparency in the…