2009-2010 TAA T-Shirt Design Contest

With a little graphic design talent or some applied creativity, you could be the designer of the 2009-2010 TAA t-shirt. Or, lacking the artistic talent to render your design onto paper but with the vision of a true artiste, you’re welcome to submit a rough sketch that the TAA can have translated from dream to…

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A Response to Chancellor Blank from the TAA

“Students received an email today suggesting that Athletics should pay for more of this project because students supported Athletic Department finances back in the 1990s. It’s my view this is a little like asking the Physics Department to pay for improvements in Chemistry, just because they both study science. Rec Sports facilities are designed for…

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Administration Response to Graduate Workers Found Inadequate and Misleading

In response to the April 4 sit-in, UW administrators wrote TAA Co-Presidents a letter explaining why the university should deny graduate workers a living wage, mandatory fee relief, and clear workplace policies. In the letter signed by Vice Chancellor Heller and Dean Karpus, the administrators failed to address any issues graduate workers brought up during…

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AFT Press Release on the Bailout

>AFT Sends Letter To Congress on Bailout; Profit from Bailout Should Benefit National Priorities, Not Wall Street Executives Washington- The American Federation of Teachers said in a letter to congressional leaders today that, since a bailout plan for Wall Street will severely limit the next administration’s ability to address serious domestic issues, any profits should…

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AFT-Wisconsin Convention Round-Up

This past week, delegates from the TAA attended and participated in the AFT-Wisconsin convention. As we noted earlier last week, being a part of a broader labor movement, including our state federation of unions, is a really important part of having a strong local here in the TAA. We also outlined some of the business…

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AGEL Parties

The grad labor movement has always kept the “social” in labor as a social movement. With the TAA hosting all of the AFT-affiliated locals in the grad labor movement here this week for a conference, we’re going to have a couple of parties for folks to attend that fit with AGEL traditions: a Welcome Party…

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