CPW Timeline
2017

2016-2017

2016-2017

As postdocs continue discussing unionization, they increasingly participate in joint activities with supporters of Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW (GWC-UAW) such as attending the March for Science in DC.

2016-2017

2016-2017

Postdocs at Columbia begin discussing forming a union and hold open Town Halls in early July 2017. Based on the success of graduate student workers and support staff on campus, as well as the success of postdocs at the University of California, Columbia postdocs reach out to the UAW to learn more and ask for support.

2015

2015-2016

2015-2016

Inspired by the success of other postdocs who unionized, such as those at the University of California and University of Massachusetts, Columbia postdocs on various parts of campus start discussing the possibility of organizing a union.