But I have to. And tomorrow I'm spending four hours in my building on behalf of oour union, seeing if any of the other grad students have any complaints about work conditions, if those who are not dues-paying members might like to become dues-paying members (our state effectively hamstrung unions by removing mandatory dues, which makes it extremely hard to have an effective negotiating position when trying to get raises and benefit guarantees out of the university). And our best shot at not being required to pay fees (which are part of registering for credits, which is part of being a grad student, which is required for us to work, which is required for us to get paid) is if we boost our dues-paying membership so the university takes us seriously.
So, can I get good teaching and union-themed gifs please? I'm about to wade into the student papers.