As you know, 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.

In addition to our petition to WA Republican Congress members, we will be participating in the nationwide walkout on Wednesday, November 29th @ noon – meeting in Red Square – to show how vital graduate students are to higher education.

In the meantime, please sign our petition, participate in GPSS’s Twitter storm tomorrow (11/23) to share with WA Congress members – Dave Reichert (@davereichert), Jaime Herrera Beutler (@HerreraBeutler), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (@cathymcmorris) – your story or post a photo of how the proposed tax bill will impact you, and fill out the bargaining survey to continuing building power going into contract negotiations this year.

In solidarity,
Theresa Aliwarga
Douglas Avella-Castro
Dianne Baumann
Andrea Canini
Anthony Castanza
Monica Cortes Viharo
Kristen Garofali
Katya Kolesova
Mandy McCourt
Kristin J McCowan
Dylan Mayer
Elizabeth Mills
David Parsons
Shua Sanchez
Maddie Smith
Sam Sumpter
Arash Tarkhan
Judy Twedt