Myth: “Union dues will cut into my paycheck, and only grads who are actively teaching or conducting research would benefit from unionization.”

Reality: Unionization will not cost you a penny. No one will pay dues until we have a contract, and we won’t accept a contract that would result in any net decrease in earnings. It’s just not in our interest! With regards to who would benefit from that contract, any grad who has, is, or will teach or conduct research in a foreseeable future would be part of the bargaining group. That means if you will at any point during your Princeton career work as an AR or an AI, then you will benefit from the contract we negotiate. This includes nearly all of us.