Each spring, the TAA membership elects union officers to carry out the day to day business of the union. Any member is eligible to run for office and the term is one year. The elected officers of the TAA sit on the Executive Board along with the chairs of the TAA’s standing committees. The Executive Board meets monthly to discuss union business, make recommendations to be considered at membership meetings and take actions in areas or on issues that the membership has designated.
Co-Presidents: Sara Trongone and Robert Christl
Sara is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology. Before coming to Madison, she did organizing and community-based campaign work in NYC. She loves Wisconsin but misses the NYC subway—even the subway rats.
Robert is a fifth-year PhD student in the Department of History. An Alabama native, he came to Madison to study and research the history of anarchism and labor.
Treasurer: Jon Isaac
Jon is a fourth-year PhD student in Composition in Rhetoric and has been involved in the TAA—first as the English Department steward and then as a Stewards Council co-chair—since shortly after arriving at UW in 2016. His research focuses on the political economy of college writing instruction and on graduate worker labor. As Treasurer, Jon will be able to answer all of the budget-related questions you never knew you needed answered.
Recording Secretary: Keo Corak
Membership Secretary: Griffin Bur
Griffin is a third-year PhD student in Sociology. His research concerns the process of economic change in development in developing countries. He has worked as a community organizer with Working North Carolina (an AFL-CIO affiliate) and was co-president of USAS-UNC. He joined TAA on his first day of grad school in 2016, served as a steward in the sociology department for the 2017-2018 year, and is happy to join the executive board for the upcoming year.