Yes. postdocs and ARSs perform critical work every day. Additionally, a strike would be highly visible, showing the solidarity of thousands of workers and attracting media attention and political support for our right to fair working conditions. Members of other unions can support us in a variety of ways. The combination of stopping research, media coverage, and political pressure generated by a strike would absolutely impact Columbia University.
- Isn’t going on strike only hurting ourselves because our research would suffer?
- Can I use vacation or personal time off during the strike?