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TAA Executive Board Letter to Randi Weingarten Urging Support of Dr. William Spriggs for Secretary of Labor

Teaching Assistants’ Association | 520 University Avenue, Suite 220, Madison, WI 53703 | taa-madison.org Dear Ms. Weingarten, On January 20, 2021, Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. President-Elect Biden has the monumental task of restoring a functional government following four years of incompetence under Donald Trump.…

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TAA Passes Resolution Opposing the DHS Proposed Rule Changes to Visa Status

Whereas the US Department of Homeland Security published a proposed rule to eliminate duration of status for F students and their dependents, J exchange visitors and their dependents, and I media representatives in the Federal Register on Friday, September 25, 2020; Whereas this rule would limit the admission period for international students from duration of…

TAA endorses Nicki Vander Meulen in race for Wisconsin Assembly District 76!

The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) has endorsed Nicki Vander Meulen in the race for Wisconsin Assembly District 76. While a few candidates in this race align with the TAA’s political platform, the TAA—as the labor union for graduate workers at UW– Madison—recognizes Nicki’s strong advocacy for public education and her vision for progressive change in…

March 30 Political Education Committee Update: Canvassing

On Saturday, March 30, TAA members spent time talking to graduate workers about improving our living and working conditions, which means turning out to vote for Satya Rhodes-Conway, Ali Muldrow, and Ananda Mirilli on April 2nd, and attending the TAA Sit-in on April 5th demanding fair pay, full fee relief, and quality policies! If you didn’t…

January 24, 2019: Title IX Update

Thank you to all the graduate students and members of the TAA who turned out to the Title IX comment writing parties this week. Together we contributed to the 70,000+ comments that the DeVos-run Department of Education must address before tearing apart Title IX. Lets keep the pressure on and work to maintain protections against…

TAA Protests Lame Duck Laws

Angered by Wisconsin’s new lame-duck laws? On December 3 2018, TAA members protested at the Capitol and attended twilight hearings shortly before the legislation passed in December. But the fight isn’t over yet! The Political Education Committee is working with our sister faculty union, United Faculty and Academic Staff (UFAS) and other Madison labor groups…