The Last Page

The Last Page

MADISON, Wisconsin, 1969: Late that spring, after the largest antiwar marches and the student strike that brought out the national guard, the gradu- ate teaching assistants at the University of Wisconsin made labor history. They voted in favor of union representation, creating the nation’s first teaching assistants union recognized by a university. The union—called the Teaching Assistants Association or TAA–signed its first contract in 1970.

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