solidarity across unions

Friday, June 18, 2004

AFT: Higher Education: AFT Fights IRS Rule Change that Hurts Grad Employees: "The AFT and other members of the higher education community are vigorously fighting an IRS rule change that could make graduate employees liable for paying Social Security taxes, or FICA, on their stipends. Currently, the employees are exempt from paying this payroll tax."

The Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions is a loose-knit coalition of labor unions in the USA and Canada that represents graduate students employed as teachers, researchers, and administrative staff.