Don’t want Trump’s Congress to tax our tuition waivers?
One more reason to rally at noon tomorrow.
“We Shall Not Be Trumped!”
National Call-Congress Day tomorrow (information below).

Remember to join us tomorrow for our rally on Low Steps
Wednesday, November 8 @ 12PM

RSVP for the rally and for our new t-shirts.
Lunch will be provided after the rally.

Stop the Tax Reform Bill

The Trump/Republican tax bill would have devastating effects on working people and our families. The proposal to eliminate the tax exempt status of our tuition waivers would more than double the taxable income of most RAs and TAs. This change would undermine affordability and accessibility of graduate school, thus cutting against the idea of a just and inclusive university that we fight for as a union.


Go here to find your congressional representatives and a sample script you could follow, and for updates on the status of the tax bill.

For more background on how this would affect institutions of higher education: Diverse Issues in Higher Education “Higher Education Groups Take Aim at GOP Reform Bill“, Inside Higher Ed “Graduate students and higher education experts warn GOP plan to tax tuition waivers would be disastrous to both students’ finances and institutions’ teaching and research missions.“, and Vox “The GOP tax bill could be a disaster for PhD students“.