Earth and Environmental Engineering
Earth and Environmental Sciences
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.
Population and Family Health
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.
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Latest updates from the bargaining committee
On Wednesday, August 14th, we met with Columbia’s bargaining team at the Studebaker Building to present counter-proposals on Employment Files, Holidays, and Paid Leaves. Wednesday was the last day student assistants were covered under the Student Health 100 Plan, and
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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