Cornell Graduate Students Would Each Pay Nearly $400 to NYSUT/AFT Yearly

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Based on the average Cornell graduate student stipend, each graduate students will pay $397.68 in union dues to NYSUT/AFT yearly. There are between 2300 and 2500 graduate students on assistantships at Cornell during any given semester which means more than $920,000 will be paid to NYSUT/AFT yearly. All of this money will leave Cornell, and CGSU has no discretion with these funds. Local dues that graduate students would pay on top of the $397.68 might be collected to fund CGSU.