Screenshot of the workplace abuse policy chart

TAA Publishes Guide to Workplace Abuse Policy

UW–Madison policies about graduate students are complex. Some of this is necessary complexity — after all, many of us are employees and students at the same time, and need to be protected and supported in both those roles. But in many cases, grad policy is complex because administrators make it complex — to fit the…

People standing and talking at the Shared Governance Celebration. One has a red TAA shirt.

University Workers Emphasize Importance of Shared Governance

A coalition of graduate workers and University Faculty and Academic Staff (UFAS) members interrupted a reception celebrating shared governance on Wednesday, shining light on how workers are shut out of university decision-making processes. “We are never seriously consulted about things like fees, pay, increased resources for diversity and inclusion workers, and benefits,” sociology graduate student…

Graduate School Dean Walks Out from a Meeting and Calls Police on Graduate Workers

UW-Madison administrators left a meeting with TAA members and called the police to remove them from the meeting room after reaffirming the university’s stance to deny graduate workers basic workplace rights. Police officers arrived 30 minutes after the meeting started and issued a warning of arrest. The meeting was proposed by Vice Chancellor Heller and Dean…