The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Teaching Assistants’ Association voted Sunday to pass a motion opposing the university being granted public authority status and breaking away from the UW System.
The motion reads: “The TAA opposes the New Badger Partnership, especially the separation of UW-Madison from the UW System, the formation of the public authority model, and the threat to affordability and accessibility it poses to public education and the lack of protection for labor unions on campus. The TAA also objects to the non-transparent and undemocratic process by which the New Badger Partnership was designed.”
“It was important that we outlined specifically what we were against and why,” TAA Co-President Kevin Gibbons said in a phone interview. “This is speaking out about the things that really matter to us and other members of the campus community.”
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