TAA Stewards Endorse Nov 2nd Oakland General Strike

October 31, 2011 Occupy Oakland: We, the Stewards’ Council of the Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, stand alongside you in your valiant efforts to restore democracy to the 99%. Furthermore, we support you and your allies in your general strike scheduled for November 2. We and people the world over…

TAA to Accept Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award in Washington, D.C. on Behalf of the Wisconsin Progressive Movement

The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA), along with Madison Teachers Inc. (MTI), will accept the Domestic Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award on behalf of the Wisconsin Progressive Movement on Wednesday, October 12th in at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes the courageous actions of the more than 100,000 Wisconsinites who took to the…

TAA Condemns Conservative Think Tank Attack on Diversity at UW-Madison

Joining with other campus organizations, the Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) condemns the Center for Equal Opportunity’s attack on what they falsely claim to represent—equal opportunities for all students. The TAA strongly supports the diversity efforts of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and its holistic admission policies. TAA members will be joining with other campus groups at…

Support Diversity at UW-Madison

The conservative Center for Equal Opportunity alleged yesterday that UW-Madison admissions policies are biased against White and Asian students. In a Capital Times article, Sara Goldrick-Rab, associate professor of education policy studies and sociology has noted inconsistencies in the data: She notes that figures available on the UW-Madison website show that “in 2007 and 2008,…

TAA Members Reject Governor Walker's Recertification Vote, Vow to Continue Fight to Restore Collective Bargaining Rights in State

Graduate assistants at the University of Wisconsin-Madison voted Thursday to not seek recertification for their labor union, the Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA), given the effective curtailment of collective bargaining rights under Gov. Scott Walker’s union-busting legislation that went into effect in June. “No law, including one that grants an organization to the right to collectively…