TAA Contract Being Signed On Wednesday!

After a long wait, the 2007-2009 TAA contract will be signed this Wednesday!

Last week, both houses of the state legislature overwhelmingly voted to ratify our contract. On Wednesday, the governor will sign the bill that is our contract into law. From there, the bill-becoming-an-act will be published and go into effect.

At the bill-signing, members of the TAA Bargaining Team and our Co-Presidents will join bargaining team members from the Office of State Employment Relations and UW-Madison as Governor Doyle makes it official with the stroke of his pen.

We believe that the effective date of the contract will be November 1, but we do know this for certain:

Our new contract will have pay increases that will be in effect for November. You will see pay increases in the checks you receive on December 1. In addition, workers in our bargaining unit who were employed in the spring semester of 2008-2009 and this past summer will receive retroactive pay increases — while we can’t officially call it “backpay,” that’s what it amounts to. People this affects will receive checks on either December 1, December 13, or December 23 (depending on your previous appointment).

If you have any questions about the contract or our collective bargaining work — especially if you would like to join the Bargaining Team — contact Vice President of Bargaining Kevin Gibbons.