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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.
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
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