TAA News

Wort Labor Radio reported on the Rally for Fair Graduate Student Pay: What in effect it does is increases disparity amongst graduate student employees by privileging those departments who happen to have those types of money to pay their graduate students more and sort of leaving the other graduate workers in the dust. Listen to more at…

UW Madison TAs Protest Working Conditions

Inside Higher Ed reported on the Rally for Fair Graduate Student Pay: Teaching assistants at the University of Wisconsin at Madison are planning to protest next week over a proposed restructuring of their working conditions and compensation. The students say they were not consulted, but rather learned of the plans to cap their maximum workload…

Wisconsin and Egypt: A tale of two uprisings

TAA co-president Alex Hanna is currently conducting fieldwork in Egypt. He recently blogged about the experience for the Isthmus’ Daily Page: The comparison between Cairo and Madison has been made on more than one occasion, by high-profile figures from state Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) to Code Pink activist Medea Benjamin. It’s overwrought and problematic on…

A De Facto Union

TAA co-president Adrienne Pagac was quoted in a recent article in The American Prospect about union organizing after Wisconsin Act 10 stripped us of the majority of our collective bargaining rights: Adrienne Pagac, co-president of the 3,000-member Teaching Assistants Association, expects her union’s membership will make a decision at a meeting July 27. One member…

Martin wasn't forced out, Reilly says

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Carolyn “Biddy” Martin was not forced out of UW, despite being embroiled in a high-profile battle for flexibility in the face of state funding cuts, according to UW System President Kevin Reilly. Martin, who led an unsuccessful effort to split UW-Madison from the rest of the UW System, announced Tuesday she…