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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…

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TAA endorses AGC Statement

On August 22nd, 2020, The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) Executive Board voted to sign the Abolition Geographies Collective’s Statement of University Demands. This statement calls to abolish and divest from the University of Wisconsin’s Police Department (UWPD), military funding, and reinvest in Black and Indigenous students and communities. The TAA included this in our demands…

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TAA endorses Nada Elmikashfi in race for Wisconsin Senate District 26!

The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) has endorsed Nada Elmikashfi in the race for Wisconsin Senate District 26. The TAA—as the labor union for graduate workers at UW–Madison—supports Nada’s vision for public education, economic justice, environmental justice, and racial justice. Nada is the most progressive candidate in this race for Senate District 26, presenting solutions to…

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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…

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TAA executive board statement on proposed ICE order

We, the executive board of the Teaching Assistants’ Association, refuse any compromise between supporting international students and the need for online-only instruction to protect us all from COVID-19. As recently stated by the illegally-appointed acting director of DHS, the proposed SEVP order mandating in-person learning for international students is intended to “encourage schools to reopen.”…

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TAA’s Statement on Smart Restart

For more information, contact:Alejandra Canales, CV Vitolo-HaddadCo-Presidentstaa@taa-madison.org Press release: TAA’s statement on Smart Restart Madison, WI (June 18, 2020): Yesterday Chancellor Blank issued UW–Madison’s Smart Restart plan preparing for an in-person fall 2020 semester. With this decision, UW–Madison is prioritizing tuition and housing revenues over the health and safety of students, faculty, and academic staff.…

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