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

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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Breaking News: Columbia proposes a framework to bargain

We would like to share with you that, as a result of hard work, including our current preparations for a possible strike, Columbia University at 12:30 PM today has offered to bargain with GWC and the Columbia Postdoctoral Workers subject

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Strike Deadline, Nov 30

During our strike in April, over 1,500 graduate workers withdrew their labor and marched on the picket lines, and when the strike ended, we knew what our next steps would be. We continued organizing over the summer and vowed to

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Next Steps in our Fight for Union Recognition

As we prepare for more strike action this coming academic year, GWC-UAW will not file an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge regarding Columbia’s refusal to bargain. Rather than accommodate Columbia’s desire to extend what has already been nearly four years

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Columbia declares it will break the law by refusing to bargain with our union

Join us Feb. 1 to protest Columbia’s announcement that it will break the law! In an email sent earlier today to the Columbia community, Provost Coatsworth announced that the University will refuse to bargain with our union. It is an

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