This past week, we saw the beginning of Columbia’s research ramp-up as laboratories started opening to 30% capacity. We also saw Trump sign an Executive Order to suspend the issuance of many temporary worker visas through the end of 2020.
On Monday, June 15, the Bargaining Committee resumed negotiations with Columbia University over the first collective bargaining agreement and the unit’s position on safety and workload issues that continue to unfold as a result of COVID-19 emergency measures taken by
In this update you will find: Updates from bargaining Title IX rule changes Two petitions in support of contingent faculty at Columbia and Barnard Solidarity statement with graduate workers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UAW Local 2322) COVID-19 Updates
Update on Strike FAQ In their most recent effort to divide us, the Columbia administration sent out a series of emails attempting to track down who is striking and who is not––a common employer intimidation tactic aimed at discouraging participation.
The Bargaining Committee voted 5-3 against calling a strike under the current circumstances. We will continue to fight for a strong contract and fair solutions to problems rising from the COVID-19 crisis. We expect Columbia to respect the student workers’
COVID-19 Updates The Bargaining Committee is continuing to communicate student worker concerns around COVID-19 to Columbia’s bargaining team. Here is what we heard at the table this week: Responses on Summer Appointments, Pay, and Online Teaching Costs Potential delays in
Bargaining and COVID-19 Updates from the Table Questions about mitigating the impact of COVID-19 measures on student workers topped the agenda of this week’s bargaining sessions. The responses we heard from Columbia on April 1 and April 3 amounted to
Dear student workers, First, the good news. We are close to tentative agreement on Holidays, Workload, and Intellectual Property. Now, the frustrating news. Columbia maintains their regressive position that grievances alleging discrimination or harassment by the University shall not be
Columbia has just made an outrageous and major move backwards in our negotiations over fair and timely protections against discrimination and harassment. This past Friday, February 21, the university bargaining team announced their withdrawal of their previous proposal allowing student
WE WANT A STRONG CONTRACT! At the end of February will be one year since we began negotiations with the Columbia administration, and while we have agreed on a few things, we are still very far apart on some key