We began our bargaining session on Thursday, November 19, by addressing issues of renewed importance due to NYC school closure. We reminded the University of the insufficient support for parent workers, and emphasized that Columbia needs to do better. Postdoctoral employees
We met with the University on Thursday, November 12 to continue negotiating our first collective bargaining agreement. Before beginning contract negotiations during our bargaining session Thursday November 12, we brought up a topic of continued concern to the unit—safety protocols
Our next General Body Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, November 11, 7-8 PM EST (register here); and Friday, November 13, 9-10 AM EST (register here). Please register to receive Zoom information to attend the meeting(s). At our most recent bargaining
Before we met with the University on Wednesday, October 28, GWC-UAW sent this letter to the Provost Katznelson from the organizers across the vast majority of departments and programs urging Columbia to start bargaining in good faith over health benefits.
We met with the University last Friday, October 16, to continue working towards our first collective bargaining agreement. The session proved to be productive with some significant progress for our negotiations overall. However, we are still far apart on many
On Wednesday, October 7, we resumed contract negotiations with Columbia in our first session since August and since the election of eight new members to the Bargaining Committee. We were pleased to see Interim Provost Ira Katznelson at the session,
On Monday, we continued bargaining with Columbia’s team for our first contract. We discussed the recent rollback of a policy blocking pay for student workers abroad, changes to COVID-19 testing requirements and access in advance of returning to campus, and
August 8, 2020 Nominations are hereby declared open for the GWC-UAW Local 2110 Bargaining Committee vacancy elections (eight  positions): All eligible Union supporters [any Columbia graduate and undergraduate student who is currently employed by the University according to the
On July 17, we continued contract negotiations with Columbia’s bargaining team. We resumed discussions about COVID-19, testing,and the University’s plans for reopening, especially regarding international student workers. Can students who are returning to work get COVID-19 tests outside of Morningside?
On July 10, we continued negotiations with Columbia’s bargaining team over our first contract. Before we launched into our open articles, we discussed the University’s response to the now-rescinded ICE directive which was supposed to bar international students from online-only