TAA Passes Resolution Supporting Wisconsin Voices’ Workers
At our November Membership Meeting, the Teaching Assistants’ Association passed a resolution supporting the staff of Wisconsin Voices as they face the retaliation and unilateral decisions of their management.
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Statement by the TAA:
We are dismayed by Wisconsin Voices’ recent actions against its staff union and workers. We call upon Wisconsin Voices to recognize the union, rehire or otherwise make whole its unjustly fired staff, and repair the harm it has done to these workers.
Wisconsin Voices has worked to build democratic communities and civic participation across the state. Supporting workplace democracy—by treating workers as equals—aligns directly with the values that Wisconsin Voices claims to uphold.
Union busting is a direct challenge to workplace democracies. Wisconsin Voices’ unilateral managerial decisions—like ending workplace safety provisions in the middle of a pandemic and announcing frozen budgets and layoffs without even requesting staff input—conflict with the stated mission of the organization.
We believe that Wisconsin Voices should do better. We believe that the organization should take immediate steps to mend the relationships with its workers and to follow its progressive ideals.
Wisconsin Voices must recognize the staff union, must rehire or otherwise make whole its unjustly fired staff, and must repair the harm done to its staff.
We also call upon Wisconsin Voices to dismiss any and all persons responsible for firing these workers and for working with union busters.