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"Through his use of Act 10 against the workers in Milwaukee [Barrett] has shown that he is not deserving of support of unions in Wisconsin," says Dan Suárez, a member of the TAA and a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at UW-Madison. Barrett made use of Walker's collective bargaining restrictions in Act 10 to increase pension and health care contributions for workers employed by the city of Milwaukee.
Inside Higher Ed reports: The Teaching Assistants’ Association at the University of Wisconsin at Madison dates to 1966. In 1970, following a four-week strike, the graduate students at Madison became the first T.A. union to win a con... Read Post
It was no longer apparent that the protesters were mostly Wisconsin school teachers. There were more UW students and teaching assistants. "The crowd was a bit thinner," inside the Capitol. "Lots of drumming." The sound of vuvuzela. ... Read Post