PEC members smile and raise fists after canvassing

PEC Publishes Voter’s Guide for April 7th Election

The Political Education Committee of the TAA has published its Spring 2020 Voter’s Guide. The Voter’s Guide contains key information for voting in Madison on April 7th, including: Making a plan to vote safely amid the COVID-19 outbreak TAA endorsements for candidates in the Presidential Primary and Wisconsin Supreme court races Information on candidates running…

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TAA Demands Clarity, Equity in UW COVID-19 Response

As Madison and the university community address public health concerns related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), it is crucial that adequate protections are in place for graduate workers, their families, and their students. On Wednesday morning, March 11, TAA members sent a list of concerns to UW–Madison administrators, including concerns about the burdens placed on…

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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…

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TAA Releases Campaign Platform

“We, the members of the TAA, call on university administrators to enact the changes enumerated below and declare our readiness to act in defense of our learning and working communities.”   The TAA has released its campaign platform, putting forth a vision for a public university that the students and workers of the University of…

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…

Grad Workers Wear #RedForEd on Wednesdays

Red for Ed Graduate workers at UW–Madison are wearing Red for Ed every Wednesday this October as we fight for a more just, inclusive, and accessible university. Wearing red is a show of solidarity with graduate assistants across campus and education workers across the country trying to make publicly-funded education a reality. Red for Ed…