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Support Students: Vote No on Tax Bill

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Dear Senator Toomey,

Trump's Tax Plan = 15% Pay Cut for Graduate Employees

The United Council of Academics at NJIT (UCAN) , which includes the nearly 800 graduate employees, postdocs, and adjuncts throughout the state of New Jersey, is writing to express our unequivocal opposition to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

As you may be aware, the NJIT community will be negatively affected by the proposed tax reform bill by repealing the tax-free nature of tuition remissions. Should graduate employees at NJIT be taxed for tuition remission, an additional $3,000 would be taken out in taxes each year. This effectively cuts nearly 15% from the salaries of NJIT graduate workers. In the event that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passes, graduate employees would be unable to continue to performing this service of educating the NJIT undergraduate student body.

That is why we, the undersigned graduate employees of NJIT, are calling on you today stand with us in opposing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. We ask that you vote against the bill should it reach the House floor and that you continue to fight it should it reach the Senate.

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