Monday, February 21, 2011

Help needed!

The message below comes from someone in the Teaching Assistants' Association, about the efforts going on in the Capitol. You can call the TAA Office at (608) 256-4375.

Please post the following wherever would be appropriate. Edit/reword to make it sound better/appropriate for site on which it’s being posted:

Thanks so much for all of your support! Help is still needed!

There are letters of support here. It is very important that everyone encourage their departments and professional associations to write letters of support.

We need to keep up the marshaling effort overnight as well. The AFSCME organized marshals are only working during the day, however, we (the TAA) are here all night. The only way we can stay in the building is to keep everything peaceful/in line. All has gone well so far, but let’s help keep it that way! If you are looking for a way to contribute outside of regularly working hours, please come to 300 NE and say that you want to help out!

Reading list:
The Assault on Unions in Wisconsin
February 18, 2011, 3:29 pm
By Richard Kahlenberg

February 17, 2011
Fight Over Faculty Collective Bargaining Gathers Steam in Wisconsin
By Jack Stripling
Madison, Wis.

February 15, 2011
With Unions Under Threat, Academics Join Huge Rally in Wisconsin
By Jack Stripling
Madison, Wis.

February 13, 2011
U. of Wisconsin Faculty Would Lose Collective-Bargaining Rights Under Governor's Proposal
By Jeffrey J. Selingo

There is always the need for phone banking. Please contact Ben Young. There will be phone-banking today (February 20th) until 9pm at the TAA office. Please show up, and bring a cell phone! Food is being provided.

Please vote in online polls related to the budget bills.

We could use a toner cartridge for a Samsung ML-2851SD printer.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Phone banking will be ongoing. Call the TAA office to check on the schedule on any given day.