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"The UW's Teaching Assistants' Association has declined to endorse Democratic challenger and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who faces Walker in the June 5 recall election..."

Hot news! (You may have to wait a while for the stressed Isthmus website to load.) "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.
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The end of an era for UW T.A.s.

US Politics / Conservative : Althouse (3 years ago)

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

A year ago today at the Wisconsin protests, things had drifted from the Walker budget to more generic left-wing causes.

US Politics / Conservative : Althouse (2 years ago)

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

UW Teaching Assistant's Association to Tom Barrett:

US Politics / Conservative : Ace of Spades HQ (2 years ago)

Screw you. Because Tom Barrett implemented parts of ACT 10 in his own city, one statewide union has decided to publicly refuse to endorse. A simple decline wasn't enough for them. They had to go the full rebuke route. I... Read Post

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