Thank you to everyone who voted in our strike authorization vote. Our strike authorization vote has concluded: out of 1910 valid ballots, 1833 (96%) voted YES, with 77 voting NO.

The last few weeks have been challenging, and we thank everyone for continuing to engage and participate with our union despite this ongoing crisis. We have a clear and decisive mandate from a majority of research and teaching assistants at Columbia, calling on our university to agree to a fair and strong contract. We have waited long enough and now it is more clear than ever that we need strong protections of a collective agreement.

In the weeks to come expect to continue a robust discussion about the best next steps in our campaign for a first contract. Please be safe and let us know how your department or program is handling the consequences of the pandemic by filling out this quick survey.