Congrats, Columbia University Graduate Workers!
“We are happy to announce that Columbia University has offered a historic pathway forward that “is intended to promote good-faith bargaining toward initial contracts” with Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW and Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW. The proposed framework agreement that, if approved by the workers, would lead to bargaining for initial contracts starting in the winter.
“We commend Columbia and believe we can negotiate a fair contract that improves the lives of workers while respecting Columbia’s right to manage its overall academic mission and enhance its reputation as a world leader in teaching and research.”
-Beverley Brakeman, Director of UAW Region 9A