We are writing to let everyone know that we will be having an important open caucus before the bargaining session today at 1-2:30 PM ET to discuss today’s bargaining session. To obtain the caucus Zoom link, you can register for our bargaining session here.
TLDR: #CUonStrike Provost Katznelson put forth a new proposal to “inject neutrality into the EOAA process.” This is a huge win as a result of our continuous pressure (such as the faculty letter, which is still collecting signatures so please share with
We are writing to invite you all to the next General Body Meetings, scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 24 9 AM ET (registration link); and 7 PM ET (registration link). We will present the updates from the bargaining table, troubleshoot
We met with the University for the second session of the strike on Thursday, March 18. Once again, neither side changed their position. Click here to see the side-by-side comparison of our positions on outstanding articles. Non-Discrimination and Harassment: This article is emerging
We are writing to address workers’ concerns on the pay docking system as more information becomes available. We want to highlight that this shows that Columbia is trying to intimidate us out of striking because it is against their interests.
Note on the University’s Pay Docking System An email with the subject “Important Information Regarding Student Officer Pay” has gone out to workers in many, if not all, departments. This is what we expected, and it is within the University’s
Yesterday Columbia community received another email from the Provost Ira Katznelson mischaracterizing our negotiations and the ongoing strike of our union. Please share this clarification widely with faculty and students to prevent misinformation spreading. What the Provost says What GWC
TLDR: #CUonStrike The University has not put a fair offer on the table, so we proceed with the strike, effective tonight at midnight (ET). Read below for a summary of the session and details on the hardship fund. Then read this comparison
Columbia’s negotiating team started this session by announcing that they will be respecting our legal right to strike, and will not retaliate against individuals. At the same time, yesterday they asserted that they would announce a system within 24 hours
The energy in our union is overwhelming as we prepare to strike on Monday, March 15, to win a fair contract! If you have not yet done so, remember to sign-up for in-person or digital picketing shifts. At today’s bargaining session Bernie Plum, Columbia’s outside legal