Yash Amonkar
Earth and Environmental Engineering
PhD Student
Research Assistant


Daniel Blatter
Earth and Environmental Sciences
PhD Student
Research Assistant


Ian Bradley-Perrin
Sociomedical Sciences
PhD Candidate
Research Assistant

 


Noura Farra is a fifth-year PhD student in the Computer Science department, where she is a RA and studies language processing. She is an international student and also a member of the GWC-International Student Working Group. She continues to be committed to a strong union contract which recognizes and guarantees our rights as academic workers.


Batul Hassan
MPH Student
Population and Family Health


Eva Schreiner
PhD Candidate
Architecture History


Dominic Walker
Sociology
PhD Student
Teaching Assistant


Angela Woodall is a Ph.D. student in the Communications Studies program at Columbia’s School of Journalism. As a graduate worker, educator and journalist, she has been involved in union efforts for a decade as a way to make sure that workers not only have a union to back them but also have a say in decisions that affect their interests.


Helen Zhao
Philosophy
PhD Student
Teaching Assistant

Questions, concerns, or thoughts? Contact the bargaining committee at gwc.bargaining@gmail.com

Read more about our initial bargaining goals, developed from the input of over 2,500 graduate student workers and ratified by a 91% vote, here. If you have not filled out a bargaining survey yet, please fill out here.

Full initial bargaining goals here | Highlights of the goals here.


Latest updates from the bargaining committee

Session #9 – Non-Discrimination and Harassment and Other Proposals

Last Monday, May 13, we met with Columbia’s bargaining team in Lerner Hall to present a significant contract article — Non-Discrimination and Harassment — and several counter-proposals — Severability, Union-Management Committee, Employment Files, Job Posting, Appointment Notification and Job Description,

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Bargaining Session #6: Columbia continues to deny the reality of our working conditions

Bargaining continues! During our 5-hour long session this Thursday, the key issues we discussed were workload and intellectual property. In what was our fifth bargaining session, the GWC-UAW Bargaining Committee continued the push for a strong and fair contract only

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Bargaining Session #5: Columbia Clings to the Status Quo

At our fourth bargaining session on Tuesday, Columbia once again showed its unwillingness to bargain on real improvements to workers’ conditions beyond the status quo. We knew that we would have to advocate for our members, but we didn’t anticipate

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Statement of Solidarity with University of Illinois at Chicago

The Bargaining Committee of the Graduate Workers of Columbia (GWC)-UAW stands in solidarity with our colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Graduate Employees Organization (GEO)-AFT Local 6297, who have been on strike since March 19 for a fair

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Blog: The Bargaining Session That Wasn’t

Last week, at the inaugural bargaining session, we presented the Columbia administration with our bargaining goals, explaining how we can advance Columbia University’s academic mission by creating the conditions under which graduate workers at this university can flourish. This past

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Blog: First Day of Bargaining

Graduate workers! After nearly two decades of tireless organizing, we are excited to announce that yesterday at 1:30 PM, negotiations began with Columbia University administrators and legal counsel to begin the process of negotiating a fair contract — one that

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Bargaining Starts on Monday! Rally to Support!

After many years of tireless organizing, we as a union will finally begin to bargain with the Columbia administration on February 25! Before bargaining begins, join us on the Low Library Steps at 12PM to demonstrate to the administration that

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Bargaining Committee Vacancy and Procedure Referendum Election Results

We are pleased to present the results of our GWC-UAW Local 2110 Bargaining Committee vacancy and bargaining procedure referendum election.  Thank you to everyone who participated. The following candidates received the largest number of votes and have been elected to

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Bargaining Committee’s Statement to Region 9A Director

Many of you have expressed your concerns with the process that brought to us the Framework Agreement between the UAW and Columbia University. The bargaining committee shares those concerns about the lack of transparency in that undemocratic process and is

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Vote Results on the Bargaining Framework Proposal

The final vote count is 1,035 – 720 in favor of accepting the Framework Agreement Between the UAW and Columbia University proposed by the University. We want to thank and applaud our unit for the phenomenal organizing surrounding the Framework,

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