Of support the TRIPS Waiver for COVID-19 Treatments & Vaccines

Earlier in 2020 CPW-UAW Local 4100 signed this letter asking the Biden administration to support the TRIPS Waiver for COVID-19 Treatments & Vaccines and, in anticipation of the upcoming WTO meeting, the Executive Board appeals again to the WTO and worldwide leaders to join the 58 sponsoring governments already supporting it.

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On anti-Asian violence and racism

On March 23, 2021, our Anti-Racism, Diversity and Inclusion working group along with our Executive Board published a statement from our Local condemning the rise of racist violence against Asian communities. If you want to get involved in your union in order to address racism at the university and the broader society, you can sign up for our working group on anti-racism, diversity and inclusion.

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Of support with the Graduate Workers of Columbia strike

After discussion on our February membership meeting we overwhelming want to express support our Graduate Workers colleagues on their years long fight for a fair first contract. Our Executive Board wrote a statement of support presented on our March membership meeting as the Graduate Workers of Columbia (GWC) moved towards a strike.

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Solidarity with the Columbia-Barnard tuition strike

On December 15 at our membership meeting we voted to support the Tuition Strike organized by the Columbia-Barnard chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA).

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Of Support with New York City District Council of Carpenters

On September 18th, 2020 the New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters protested Columbia’s intention to once again use Contracting companies that disregard workers rights for the new project on 125th Street. Our Executive Board wrote a statement of support with the Carpenters Union on their fight to ensure safe working conditions and minimum standard wages and benefits for workers.

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On Anti-Black Violence

On the summer of 2020, on the light of new cases of police violence against communities of color and the renewed wave protests by the Black Lives Matter movement, our Bargaining Committee wrote a statement condemning systemic racism and racist police violence.

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