The UAW was proud to be a national sponsor of the March for Science to support members across the country as we advocate for our livelihood. Our union represents tens of thousands of scientists who work as postdoctoral researchers, graduate research assistants, and adjunct faculty at Columbia as well as from the University of Washington, University of California, New York University, University of Connecticut, Barnard College, The New School and University of Massachusetts. Most of our work relies on federal funding.
Our union has a long history of being a vehicle to amplify the political voice of our members. In January we coordinated hundreds of people to attend the Women’s March and were excited to continue that legacy with the March for Science. On April 22, 2017 UAW members joined tens of thousands of scientists and science supporters in more than 600 cities around the world to advocate for the protection of science and science funding. We marched because science is critical to our health, economies, food security, and safety. We marched to defend the role of science in policy and society. GWC-UAW is committed to continue the fight to protect science and science funding in the years ahead.
GWC-UAW co-sponsored turnout from Columbia, for the March for Science in D.C. and the satellite march in NYC with: Engineering Graduate Student Council (EGSC) Columbia University Science Policy Initiative (CUSP) Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Queer in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (QSTEM) Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC).
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GWC-UAW is co-sponsoring turnout from Columbia, for the March for Science in D.C. and the satellite march in NYC with:
The UAW is a national sponsor of the March for Science. Our union represents tens of thousands of scientists who work as postdoctoral researchers, graduate research assistants and adjunct faculty at many campuses across the country. Most of this work relies on federal funding for projects, which is why we are committed to fighting for science funding. Read the letter from UAW President Dennis Williams the the March for Science organizers.Letter to March for Science Organizers
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