Happy New Year! We hope that everyone has had a good start to 2020.

Please join us in showing Columbia that raising salaries is an important issue for all postdocs and ARS. We will be delivering our Open Letter calling on Columbia to raise salaries for all postdocs and associate researchers tomorrow, Thursday, January 16th from 12:00 to 12:30pm, on the Morningside and CUMC campuses

The more of us who attend this action, the greater the impact it will have on Columbia’s resistance to increase salaries at the bargaining table. Please sign our Open Letter calling on Columbia to raise salaries and provide postdocs and ARS with fair compensation.

Last year we reached several tentative agreements on important contract articles and presented the University administration with a complete set of economic proposals. We have yet to hear back from the administration on any of our economic articles.

This includes our compensation proposal, in which we presented the University with the evidence that Columbia is falling behind other NYC research institutions- Rockefeller, Mt. Sinai, and Memorial Sloan Kettering have all chosen to increase minimum salaries to at least $58,500 for postdoctoral researchers – with Cornell and NYU apparently planning to follow suit. It is clear that if we want fair compensation to match the high cost of living in NYC we will have to fight for it.

RSVP here to join us this Friday at 9:30am for our 23rd bargaining session in Studebaker room 367.

You do not need to stay for the whole time or arrive at the beginning, but please let us know if you plan to attend.


CPW-UAW Bargaining Committee