Do dues come out of my adviser’s funds?

No, dues do not come out of your adviser’s funds. They come out of the money that we move from central administration, at the bargaining table, into our departments so they can pay us more. At the bargaining table, we are not negotiating with chairs or department heads but with the university as it sets the budget every year. Many advisers are grateful that the union can bargain for this infusion to departments! As a reminder, Princeton has a $35.9 billion endowment and does not need to collect tuition at all to stay solvent. We will encourage Princeton to prioritize grad education over other expenses, like new construction.