Notice Of Nomination Of Local 4100 Elected Positions

As mentioned in our previous membership meeting, we are announcing the opening of elections for Local 4100 executive board positions, ...
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Membership Meeting TONIGHT and VOTE on Bylaws!

 Vote NOW to ratify our Local bylaws!   Voting is now open to ratify our Local bylaws! Make your voice ...
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Vote on Amalgamated Bylaws: Membership Meeting Thursday April 4th @ 6:30pm!

📣 RSVP for the SPECIAL Membership Meeting to VOTE ON LOCAL BYLAWS: Thursday, April 4th, 6:30 pm 📣 At yesterday’s ...
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[TONIGHT] Membership Meeting Thursday (03/21) @ 6:30pm!

We have our membership meeting tonight Thursday March 21st, at 6:30pm both in person and on zoom. We will present and discuss ...
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[RSVP] Thursday March 21st 6:30pm: Membership Meeting to Discuss Initial Draft of Bylaws

This is a reminder that we will be holding a membership meeting next Thursday, 03/21 at 6:30pm with hybrid and ...
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Financial Hardship? Get repaid by the Hardship Fund! A victory of our union power.

With this email we would like to inform you that the first Hardship Fund application round will open tomorrow March ...
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Updates from your union: We are officially amalgamated with Mt. Sinai postdocs!

At yesterday’s membership meeting we announced that the UAW International Executive Board approved our Amalgamation with SPOC (the union of ...
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Membership Meeting Next Thursday (02/22)!

RSVP HERE for our monthly membership meeting – Thursday, 02/22 at 6:30 pm. As usual, we will be hybrid and ...
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[ACTION NEEDED] With our new contract, now is the best time to become a member!

Throughout our contract campaign a majority of postdocs and ARSs at Columbia have become members. This has given us the collective ...
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Postdocs/ARSs in CPW voted to merge with postdocs at Mt. Sinai (SPOC)

Yesterday, we held a meeting to discuss and vote on whether to form an amalgamated local with our postdoc colleagues ...
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Join the Amalgamation Meeting on January 18th at 6:30pm + Vote YES!

This email is to remind you that on Thursday, January 18th at 6:30 pm we will have our dedicated membership ...
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Amalgamation Meeting on January 18th at 6:30pm!

On January 18th, at 6:30 pm we will have a special meeting – in person and zoom – to discuss ...
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Election results for Columbia Postdoctoral Workers: new Executive Board, Stewards

Reminders: Tonight: Morningside 🥳 Winter Social 🎉 Tuesday Dec 12th, 5pm onwards in Fairchild Room 700 [RSVP LINK]. Join to ...
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Membership meeting December 14th! + Come to our CPW Winter Socials!

Key scheduling points: Join Mount Sinai Postdoc’s strike picket lines in solidarity, 9am to 5pm daily on Madison Ave between ...
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Our New Contract is in Effect! Now What? + December Events! Sign Up As A Member To Keep Our Union Strong

Thanks to our collective efforts we have a new 3 year union contract! What happens now? In this email we ...
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Notice of Nomination and Election of Union Stewards (17 Total) and Eboard (7 Total)

November 27, 2023 Nominations are hereby declared open on November 27, 2023 for the CPW-UAW Steward [17 positions], President, Vicepresident ...
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Results on statement vote

The vote on whether our union should adopt this statement on Columbia University’s response to the situation in Gaza, which ...
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Vote and forward to colleagues + addressing concerns about the process

This is a reminder about the vote on whether to accept or reject this statement on Columbia University’s response to ...
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Vote whether our union should adopt this statement on Columbia University’s response to the situation in Gaza

This is a correction of the previous email regarding the length of the vote. The vote will last 3 working ...
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Membership meeting tomorrow 11/16/23 at 6:30pm

You should receive the $1,200 lump sum bonus on your paycheck for Nov 15th or, if you are a Fellow, ...
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Membership meeting next Thursday 11/16/23 at 6:30pm

We will have our November membership meeting next Thursday 11/16/23 at 6:30pm both in person (CUMC, Morningside or Zuckerman Institute) ...
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Join the Majority – Sign Up for our Union Now

Over the past year, researchers joined together to win millions of dollars in improvements we deserve from Columbia University, one ...
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Contract Ratification Vote Results

The vote on whether to ratify our tentative agreement with Columbia has concluded as of 12:00pm today. Postdocs and Associate ...
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[24 HOURS LEFT] Vote Now on the Tentative Agreement

Today is the last full day left for you to vote on whether or not to accept the tentatively agreed ...
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[Required] Vote on the contract by Tuesday, October 28th, at noon

Our vote on whether or not to accept the tentatively agreed contract will close this upcoming Tuesday, October 31st at ...
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[Required] Vote to Accept or Reject Tentative Agreement

As you may have heard, our Bargaining Committee tentatively agreed to Columbia’s offer, to bring it for a vote to ...
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IMPORTANT UPDATE BARGAINING – CONTRACT OFFER

This email is to share the news that we have a tentatively agreed contract with Columbia University to be voted ...
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Strike Resources: The Basics & Responding To Columbia’s FAQ

With the first day of strike set to November 1st, you or your colleagues may be wondering about the policies ...
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Sign Up For Strike Duties! Walk the Picket Line!

November 1st is just around the corner. Are you strike-ready? Are your co-workers? Now is the time to sign up ...
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Best Final Offer from Columbia next Tuesday + Membership meeting Thursday

This upcoming week is going to be critical in our contract campaign, leading up to this membership meeting: TUESDAY: likely ...
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Strike Resources: Talking To Your PI

With the first day of strike set to November 1st, you or your colleagues may be wondering how visa status ...
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Strike Resources: Visas and the Right to Strike

With the first day of strike set to November 1st, you or your colleagues may be wondering how visa status ...
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Strike Deadline: Fair Contract Now or we Strike on Nov 1st

We will strike on November 1st if we don’t reach a fair agreement that meets our needs. Our members demand ...
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Columbia is Stalling. Time’s Up. Get Ready to Strike.

This bargaining update is coming to you a little bit late, because our bargaining team was bitterly disappointed and furious ...
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“Now would be good”: A Summary Our Historical Practice Picket!

Yesterday, hundreds of Postdocs and ARSs gathered for our practice picket at President Shafik’s inauguration ceremony. In fact, the number ...
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TOMORROW: Inauguration Picket! From 9:30am-1pm

Tomorrow is the day – we’re going to march, hold up signs, hand out flyers and make some noise at ...
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NEXT WEDS: Strike-Ready Practice Picket at Presidential Inauguration!

Together, we’ve had over 20 bargaining sessions with Columbia, laying out why postdocs and ARSs need a living wage – ...
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The Real Update on CPW-UAW Negotiations

You likely received an email from Columbia University regarding our contract negotiations. We wanted to clarify a few things, but ...
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[LETTER TO FACULTY] How to avoid a postdoc/ARS strike – Hear from the postdocs and ARSs

Dear Columbia Faculty, We are the postdocs and associate researchers that work in Columbia’s labs and research groups learning to ...
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[Thursday] 11am Strike Q&A Webinar & 6:30pm Town Hall

We are holding two essential strike-related events this Thursday where you can hear from postdocs who have gone on strike ...
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[RSVP] Strike Q&A Webinar & Town Hall

Our fight for a fair contract continues! While today’s bargaining session didn’t yield significant progress (see details below), we remain ...
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Columbia Must Address Inflation: Protest for a fair contract on Thursday, 9/7

After receiving CU admin’s unreasonable and unrealistic offer last Thursday (a compensation offer that is a real-terms pay cut), one ...
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Columbia continues to refuse any significant improvement

Yesterday we had our first bargaining session since our Strike Authorization Vote and we wanted to give a quick update, ...
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98% of union members vote YES in Strike Authorization Vote!

We are excited to inform you that our contract campaign is in full swing after these 2 past weeks of ...
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Strike Authorization Vote Results are in! Majority Votes YES!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Strike Authorization Vote, which ended yesterday at midnight. Postdocs and Associate Researchers ...
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Vote Now! LAST DAY of our Strike Authorization Vote!

Please take a minute to vote YES in our Strike Authorization Vote. Since opening our Strike Authorization Vote last week ...
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Vote Now! 48HR LEFT of our Strike Authorization Vote!

Please take a minute to vote YES in our Strike Authorization Vote. Only today and tomorrow left to vote in ...
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Update! Sinai Postdocs Voted YES to Authorize a Strike

Please take a minute to vote YES in our Strike Authorization Vote. We are excited to announce that our fellow ...
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VOTE NOW: Strike Authorization Vote Ends on Thursday, 8/24

Please take a minute to vote YES in our Strike Authorization Vote. Since opening our Strike Authorization Vote last week ...
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NYU Langone postdocs got a raise to $70K, VOTE YES to win as much in our contract!

Did you hear that NYU Langone postdoc salaries are going to $70K this December? This is a clear response to ...
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The Strike Authorization Vote has started – Vote now!

📣 This week we are voting to authorize a strike. Columbia is preventing progress on several of our core priorities ...
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[VOTE NOW] Strike Authorization Vote Starts TODAY

We are voting YES to authorize a strike if it becomes necessary to win a fair agreement. Click here to ...
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Strike Authorization Vote begins on Monday – Bargaining Updates

Columbia Admin’s is preventing progress on core bargaining issues On Monday, August 7th, we will begin voting to authorize a ...
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Last Wednesday’s rally – We’re Taking a Strike Authorization Vote & We Bargain Again on Monday and Tuesday

This Wednesday, over 140 of us gathered in Haven Plaza to send a clear message to Columbia! We do not ...
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[TAKE ACTION] Join the Rally this Wednesday, 7/26

JOIN US for a public meeting and rally on Wednesday, 7/26 5pm for a Fair Contract NOW! Bargaining has reached ...
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Petition – And Message – Delivered: Postdocs and ARS Demand a Fair Contract!

Today, a delegation of postdocs and ARSs from Morningside, CUMC, Lamont, and Manhattanville came together to deliver the letter signed ...
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Admin blocking salary raises under false pretenses + Report from Bargaining Sessions

During the last week of June we had two lengthy bargaining sessions (read a comprehensive report from the 13th (June ...
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Our contract has expired, but the negotiations are far from over.

Last week, we had two lengthy bargaining sessions, and we’re currently working on a comprehensive report which will be shared ...
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[ACTION REQUIRED] Want a Fair Contract? Now’s The Time To Speak Up

Yesterday, members held a pivotal and exciting meeting in preparation for our contract’s expiration – and deciding what comes next ...
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[TOMORROW] Membership meeting: Last before contract expiration + Recap from 12th Bargaining Session

Mark your calendars, set those reminders, and get ready to make a difference. This is our chance to shape our ...
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[SUNDAY]  🌈 JOIN YOUR FELLOW POSTDOCS AND ARS AT THE 5TH ANNUAL QUEER LIBERATION MARCH 🌈

On Sunday, June 25th (rain or shine) we will march together with the Reclaim Pride Coalition. The QLM remains the ...
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Where we stand re: contract! 9th, 10th and 11th days of negotiations for our Contract – membership meeting on June 29th

On Thursday 8th, Monday 12th and Wednesday 14th, we had our ninth, tenth and eleventh bargaining sessions for our Contract ...
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[ACTION REQUIRED] Sign the Petition + Contract Negotiation Overview + How do we win?

The quick version: it’s been almost two months of contract negotiations with 10 bargaining sessions – so let’s take a ...
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8th day of negotiations for our Contract

This past Tuesday, May 31st, we had our seventh bargaining session for our Contract with Columbia University’s Administration!!💥💥💥 Quick recap: ...
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7th day of negotiations for our Contract + Membership meeting + CU Economic Proposal

This past Tuesday, May 23rd, we had our seventh bargaining session for our Contract with Columbia University’s Administration!!💥💥💥 Quick recap: ...
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6th day of negotiations for our Contract + Membership meeting

This past Friday, May 19th, we had our sixth bargaining session for our Contract with Columbia University’s Administration!!💥💥💥 We will ...
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5th day of negotiations for our Contract + Childcare bargaining, Friday May 19th 10:00 am!!!

This Monday, May 15th, we had our fifth bargaining session for our Contract with Columbia University’s Administration!!💥💥💥 We will debrief ...
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4th day of negotiations for our Contract + Debrief Tomorrow, Friday May 12th 12:30 pm!!!

Yesterday, May 11th, we had our fourth bargaining session for our Contract with Columbia University’s Administration!!💥💥💥 We will have a ...
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Third day of negotiating for our Contract with CU Admin!!!

Yesterday, May 9th, we had our third bargaining session for our Contract with Columbia University’s Administration!!💥💥💥 Here’s a recap of ...
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Bargaining sessions May 9th & May 11th + Columbia’s Finances + Correction!!

🔥 Bargaining Sessions Tuesday and Thursday next week!!! 🔥 Columbia’s administration has confirmed our 3rd and 4th Bargaining Sessions: Tuesday, ...
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Second day of negotiating for our Contract with CU Admin!!!

Yesterday, March 3rd, we had our second bargaining session for our Contract with Columbia University’s Administration!!💥💥💥 Here’s a recap of ...
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[Tomorrow] Join us for a report on the financial status of Columbia University + Second Bargaining Session Wednesday 1-4pm!

Reminder about tomorrow’s Town Hall to learn and discuss about the Financial Condition of Columbia University: A thorough analysis of ...
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Debrief Tonight! + Report on Columbia’s Finances NEXT TUESDAY!!!

Two Important Events are happening this week and next, as negotiations continue – and it will be important to hear ...
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 First day of negotiation for our Contract with CU Admin!!!

Yesterday, April 20th, we officially started our Contract negotiations with Columbia University’s Administration!!💥💥💥 Here’s a recap of what happened: 9 ...
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2 days to bargaining! What to do and how you can support the negotiations!!

📢 April 20th is here!! 📢 Support your Contract demands!!! Thursday, we will gather at 9 am on Manhattanville campus ...
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14 days until bargaining starts! Join April Membership Meeting on Thursday 13th

💫 So many things happened in March!! 💫 Over 9 different Town Halls, we reviewed the improvements we want for ...
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Town Halls! During the whole month of March, give your Feedback on the Contract proposals we will negotiate with Columbia.

April 20th is almost here! Negotiations, negotiations, NEGOTIATIONS!!! During this coming March, the Bargaining Committee and the Working Groups will ...
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February Membership Meeting was 🔥🔥🔥🔥 + THURSDAY 03/02 Sinai-NYU-Columbia Postdoc Social!!

Our last Membership Meeting of February was 🔥🔥🔥🔥. We will have a follow up meeting next week for the ones ...
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[TOMORROW] Discussion on our contract demands + Support Sinai Postdocs in their Fight for a Fair Contract!

Th 02/23 AT 6:30pm >> RSVP to discuss and vote in the final contract demands (Every postdoc/ARS at Columbia is ...
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[TODAY] Rally for Columbia Resident Advisors unionization launch +  Apply now for UAW Academic Union Organizer Positions

Our student colleagues working as Resident Advisers (RAs) on the Residential Life at Columbia University, last May formed the Columbia ...
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[RSVP] Negotiations for our next contract are getting closer! Here’s updates from your Bargaining Committee + NIH is seeking our input

The beginning of the negotiations with Columbia for our next contract is approaching! WHEN WILL WE START? ⏰⏳ In January ...
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[JOIN US!] 10 min Walk out to support Temple U workers this Wednesday 2/15 at 2:30pm

TUSGA graduate students are one strike since XX for a Living Wage of $32,800, Healthcare for Dependents and Families, Longer ...
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Columbia Postdoctoral Workers Election Results

The deadline to accept steward and executive board nominations closed on Thursday, February 9th at 11:59 PM ET. We can ...
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Reminder: Vote in the UAW-wide Presidential Election + ENDING TONIGHT run for a position in our Union at Columbia!

As members of UAW, we are midway through a crucial moment: the first direct election for the President of the ...
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[3 DAYS LEFT!] Deadline to Accept Nomination for Steward, EBoard, and Elections Committee Election: Thursday, 02/09/23 at 11:59pm EST

This is a reminder that the deadline to accept nomination for a position as Steward, Executive Board, or Elections Committee ...
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[RSVP] January membership meeting: bargaining survey results, goals and strategy. Thu Jan 26 at 6:30pm

We invite you to our next membership meeting on Thursday January 26th at 6:30 pm. This meeting is an important ...
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Vote in the upcoming UAW-runoff election + Union Socials today and Thursday + Picket in Solidarity with Harper Collins workers on strike

As members of UAW, we have an exciting opportunity to shape the future of our union by participating in a ...
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Help Us Improve our Rights on Paper Authorship and Intellectual Property!

WE ARE HERE TO LISTEN! WE ARE HERE TO FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS! But first, let us guess… By the ...
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Come to the CPW Winter Social!

CPW HOLIDAY PARTIES Come join your union comrades to celebrate the season and get us through to bargaining with some ...
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Do You Know Your Rights?

In solidarity, CPW-UAW Local 4100 Executive Board Alvaro Cuesta-Dominguez Cora Bergantinos-Crespo Enrica Calzoni Fede Amodeo Panagiotis Oikonomou Pierre-Jacques Brun Sumaira ...
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Your union colleagues developed policies to protect you – why won’t Columbia adopt them?

READ THE ANTI-BULLYING POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS HERE POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS & OTHER ACADEMIC WORKERS JOIN THE LABOR WAVE Picket lines continued this ...
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Should Postdoctoral Fellows Receive Equal Treatment?

AND TAKE THE FELLOWS SURVEY! ACADEMIC WORKERS ACROSS THE NATION ARE STRONGER TOGETHER & FIGHTING FOR MORE This past week, ...
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Delays in Pay? No Healthcare Coverage? Columbia Should Do Better + Membership meeting 11/17 at 6:30pm

November membership meeting! Thursday November 24th is Thanksgiving, a holiday recognized by our contract (as well as the day after) ...
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Union Social this Thursday at Morningside + Ballots for UAW election

Join us to meet postdoc and Associate research colleagues for an orientation and social this Thursday Nov 3rd at 6pm ...
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[RSVP] October membership meeting: Thursday October 27th at 6:30pm

Our October membership meeting will take place on Thursday October 27th at 6:30pm in hybrid mode: both in person at ...
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Union Update: Phone Bank Today and Member Meeting Next Thursday!

In preparation for bargaining our next contract with Columbia University, there are many Union events and happenings to be aware ...
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Candidate Forum for UAW Region 9A Director

Over the next six weeks, the entire UAW membership will decide who is elected to the highest positions in the ...
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Union News: Fill Out the Bargaining Survey, Come to an Organizing Training, and More!

In preparation for bargaining our next contract with Columbia University, there are many Union events and happenings to be aware ...
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Historic UAW Election This Fall: Make Your Voice Heard!

For the first time in our union’s history, UAW members like us will decide who is elected to the highest ...
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Rally for reproductive justice Thursday, October 6th at Columbia Morningside Campus

As part of a national call, a coalition of workers and students at Barnard and Columbia is rallying for reproductive ...
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Update your mailing address by Tuesday to participate in a historical UAW election!

After the victory of the One Member referendum, the time for UAW members has arrived to cast the vote for ...
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Recap membership meeting + support postdoc with unfair debt to Columbia

Nice seeing you at our last membership meeting! And mark your calendar for the next meeting on the 20th of ...
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[RSVP] Membership meeting this Thursday + Upcoming elections for UAW International Executive Board

This coming Thursday we meet in person at CUMC and zoom at 6:30 pm for our September membership meeting!! >>>>>>>>>>>RSVP ...
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[RSVP] September membership meeting: Thursday 09/22/22 at 6:30pm + Fill in Bargaining Survey

Our August membership meeting will take place on Thursday September 22nd at 6:30pm in hybrid mode: both in person at ...
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[RSVP] September Union Socials for Postdocs and ARSs

We are organizing two Union social gatherings to launch the upcoming Academic and Union year with positive mood, looking forward ...
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RSVP Saturday 09/10/22: NYC Labor Parade and Columbia University Labor Day Picnic

The 2022/2023 academic year means that postdocs and Associate researchers at Columbia will be negotiating a new contract with Columbia ...
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Contract Bargaining Campaign – What is important to us? Fill out the Survey and let us know what you think!

Columbia Postdoctoral Worker-UAW 4100 Bargaining Survey Dear [name/colleague], After jucy brainstorming sessions with our fellow union members at our Contract ...
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[RSVP] August membership meeting: Thursday August 25th at 6:30pm

Our August membership meeting will take place on Thursday August 25th at 6:30pm in hybrid mode: both in person at ...
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Contract Kickoff Meeting, follow up

Last Thursday we officially kicked off our Contract Renewal Campaign!! As discussed, now is the time to develop our initial ...
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Time to Kick-off our Contract Renewal Campaign: August 4th at 6pm

On Thursday, August 4th, our new Bargaining Committee is gathering a group of postdocs and ARS from all over the ...
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[RSVP] Reminder membership meeting: this Thursday July 21 at 6:30pm + New Convention Resolutions + SEIU 1199 informational picket at CUIMC today

Kind reminder that our July membership meeting will take place this Thursday July 21 at 6:30pm in hybrid mode: both ...
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[RSVP] July membership meeting: Thursday July 21 at 6:30pm

Our July membership meeting will take place on Thursday July 21 at 6:30pm in hybrid mode: both in person at ...
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TOMORROW, 7/14 @ 12pm: Rally for NYC’s Unions with the City Council!

RSVP for the City Council’s Rally TOMORROW in Support of NYC Unions Tomorrow, 20 members of the City Council will ...
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[RSVP] Help us collect information regarding racism and discrimination at Columbia for our next contract

We are thrilled to announce a new initiative that our Working Group on Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (ARDEIA) ...
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[RSVP] Tonight and Sunday – March to defend women, queer and workers’ rights

As the union of Columbia Postdocs and Associate Researchers we collectively face our employer to defend our rights and better ...
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Thursday: meeting with UAW Regional director + Sunday: Queer Liberation march + Defend Women’s Right to choose + CPW Focus Groups: share your opinion on racism and discrimination at Columbia

THURSDAY MEMBERSHIP MEETING Our June membership meeting will take place tomorrow Thursday June 23 at 6:30pm in hybrid mode: both in person ...
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[RSVP] June membership meeting next Thursday 06/23/22 at 6:30pm virtual and in person

Our June membership meeting will take place on Thursday June 23 at 6:30pm in hybrid mode: both in person at ...
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June 26: Queer Liberation March + Contractual Salary raises

The Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (ARDEIA) Working group is back in full force and would like to inform ...
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[TOMORROW] Picnic in Central Park with Mount Sinai postdocs

Tomorrow, Saturday May 28, starting at noon we will be in Central Park for a picnic along with our colleagues ...
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Th, 6:30pm meeting room confirmation (+virtual option) & Reminder: Picnic in Central Park with Mount Sinai postdocs – Sat, 12pm

We have P&S room 12-460 on CUMC confirmed for our membership meeting this Thursday May 26 at 6:30pm. Virtual option ...
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Picnic in Central Park with Mount Sinai postdocs – Saturday May 28th, 12pm

This Saturday, May 28, starting at noon we are organizing a picnic on Central Park along with our colleagues at ...
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[RSVP] May membership meeting next Thursday 05/26/22 at 6:30pm virtual and in person

Our May membership meeting will take place on Thursday May 26 at 6:30pm in hybrid mode: both in person at ...
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Election Results for CPW Delegates for the 2022 UAW Constitutional Convention and Bargaining Committee members

The deadline to accept nominations for the CPW Delegate position for the 2022 UAW Convention and for one of the ...
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Union newsletter! May 2022

This newsletter has been produced by our communications team. If you would like to help out, reach out! In solidarity, ...
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Sign and share our petition requesting Columbia to refund our retirement contributions!

We have reached almost 650 signatures! However, it has been two months since we reached out to the Provost, Senior ...
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[PETITION] Urging Supreme Court to uphold Roe v. Wade + Other Updates

Find below some updates from your union: Please reach out with any questions, suggestions or thoughts.  In Solidarity, Columbia Postdoctoral ...
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[RSVP] University Senate session on anti-bullying policy recommendations + Notice of Nomination and Election of Delegates and Bargaining Committee members for CPW

Tomorrow, on Friday, April 29, at 1:15 p.m. the University-Wide Anti-Bullying Working Group (which includes two CPW members) will present ...
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[RSVP] Happy Earth Day + March of Science CPW-UAW contingent tomorrow 4/23 at 11.15am

Happy Earth Day! For the past five years we have been joining forces with other locals and organizations around March ...
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[RSVP] April membership meeting next Thursday 04/21/22 at 6:30pm

Our April membership meeting will take place on Thursday April 21 at 6:30pm. RSVP for our April membership meeting! Topics ...
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CUMC Union Table tomorrow 12-2pm + CPW & SWC Town Hall next Thursday followed by April membership meeting

Join us tomorrow for a table at CUMC to meet some postdoc colleagues, get some coffee and snacks and discuss ...
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Give feedback to the anti-bullying policy recommendations

Over the last six months, members of our union have been participating in the university-wide anti-bullying working group to develop ...
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Feedback period on power-based harassment survey results + SWC & CPW Town Hall on anti-bullying policy

We are having an open review and feedback period on the report from the survey on power-based harassment conducted last ...
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[TODAY] Membership meeting at 6:30pm + Townhall to discuss anti-Bullying policy next Thursday

In this email you will find: Reminder – about today’s membership meeting at 6:30pm. RSVP to attend and check the ...
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[RSVP] March membership meeting next Thursday 03/17 at 6:30pm

RSVP for our March membership meeting Thursday 03/17 at 6:30pm Topics proposed for report and discussion at our membership meeting: ...
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[ADD YOUR NAME] Petition to win back retirement contributions

Columbia Postdoctoral Workers along with the Columbia chapter of American Association of University Professors (AAUP-CU) are launching an online petition ...
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Stewards and Executive Board Election Results

We have sent this same email with our new email account postdocunion@uaw4100.org. If you did not get it in your ...
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Report from membership meeting + important updates

Yesterday was President’s Day and a holiday for CUIMC recognized in our contract. As always, remember that if you had ...
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[Today] February Membership Meeting at 6:30pm on Zoom + Other events

Reminder about membership meeting today 02/17/22 at 6:30pm on zoom (More information here). You can find the proposed agenda below ...
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[RSVP] February membership meeting + statement of the Executive Board

Some members have requested that we hold a vote at our next membership meeting on whether to merge (or amalgamate) ...
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Meeting to discuss whether SWC-UAW should join our Union Local 4100

Some of our union members reached out to the executive board with a request for a meeting to vote on ...
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Report from last membership meeting + small correction on elections timeline

At our last membership meeting we voted that we will be meeting on the third Thursday of the month at ...
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Notice of Nomination and Election of Union Stewards (10 Total) and Eboard (2 Total)

January 28, 2022 Nominations are hereby declared open on January 28, 2022 for the CPW-UAW Steward [10 positions], Recording Secretary ...
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January Membership Meeting: Thursday, 01/20 at 6:30pm + MLK holiday next Monday

Happy new year!! Remember that next Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. day, a holiday recognized by our contract (Art ...
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CPW-UAW End of Year Newsletter + Your Rights

Happy Holidays! As the year comes to a close, we wanted to share some important information on your right to ...
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December Membership Meeting: Monday, 12/13 at 6:30pm + SWC day of action tomorrow 12/08

As voted at our October meeting, our December 2021 membership meeting will take place next Monday, 12/13/21 at 6:30pm. Click ...
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Support Student Workers of Columbia strike + final reminder on UAW referendum

Reminder about the upcoming Thanksgiving break, two holiday days recognized by our contract (Art. 11). If you have to work ...
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[RSVP] November Membership Meeting: this Thursday, 11/18 at 6:30pm

Reminder, as voted at our October meeting, our November 2021 membership meeting will take place this Thursday, 11/18/21 at 6:30pm.  ...
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November Membership Meeting: Thursday, 11/18 at 6:30pm

As voted at our October meeting, our November 2021 membership meeting will take place next Thursday, 11/18/21 at 6:30pm.  Click ...
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Support Student Workers of Columbia on Strike + Union Table at Morningside this Tuesday

We will be at our union table tomorrow at Morningside campus, Tuesday 11/09 from 4pm to 6pm in front of ...
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[RSVP] Help us make anti-bullying policy recommendations + Union Tables in Campus this Thursday and next Tuesday

Remember that today is Election Day, a holiday recognized on our contract. As established in (Art. 11 Section 1), if ...
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Help us make anti-bullying policy recommendations + upcoming actions to support SWC and HGSU union siblings

In this email you will find:  Help us make policy recommendations for the anti-bullying committee – meeting next Wednesday 11/03 ...
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Historic UAW vote will affect our union for years to come – make your voice heard!

Next week you will have the opportunity to vote in a historic referendum that will have a profound impact on ...
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[ACTION NEEDED] poll for scheduling future meetings + Membership Meeting tonight

Our October 2021 membership meeting will take place tonight Monday, 10/18/21 at 8:30pm, and, as stated in our bylaws, we ...
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Membership Meeting Monday, 10/18: poll for scheduling future meetings + proposed topics

Our October 2021 membership meeting will take place next Monday, 10/18/21 at 8:30pm, and, as stated in our bylaws, we ...
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ACTION NEEDED by tomorrow (10/8): Update your Address before our National UAW Referendum

Update your current address so you can participate in an important national vote! This Fall, there will be a referendum ...
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Membership Meeting: Monday, 9/20 + Anti-Bullying campaign updates

Our September 2021 membership meeting will take place next Monday, 09/20/21 at 8:30pm.  Click here to RSVP for the Membership ...
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5 Years of Union Rights, Support for International Workers, Fighting Back Against Bullying, and More

Part of the strength of our union is that we are part of something larger – a movement of academics ...
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Stewards and Executive Board Election Results

The deadline to accept steward and executive board nominations closed on Monday, August 30th at 11:59 PM EST. We can ...
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[reminder] Deadline to Accept Nomination as Steward and EBoard member: TONIGHT (Monday, 08/30), 11:59PM

This is a reminder that the deadline to accept nomination for a position as steward or Executive Board member is ...
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[reminder] Deadline to Accept Nomination for Steward and EBoard Election: Monday, 08/30 at 11:59pm EST.

This is a reminder that the deadline to accept nomination for a position as steward or Executive Board member is ...
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Notice of Nomination and Election of Union Stewards (10 Total) and Eboard (1 Total)

August 16, 2021 Nominations are hereby declared open for the CPW-UAW Steward [10 positions] and a Trustee position in the ...
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Membership meeting: Monday, 8/16 + travel restrictions and Vaccination Mandate

Our August membership meeting will be next Monday 08/16/21 at 8:30pm.  RSVP here to attend our Membership meeting In addition ...
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National Interest Exception (NIE) and issues re-entering the US- Reach out to your union!

We have been informed by several postdocs and ARSs at Columbia, who have traveled for the first time in almost ...
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Join us TODAY or Friday for Union Anniversary Tables on campus!

RSVP for a Contract Anniversary Table TODAY or Friday on campus! To mark the anniversary of our first contract one ...
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1 year anniversary of our contract! + Membership meeting tonight

Our Contract is 1 year old 🎉  What are your priorities for Year 2? As we mark the one year ...
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[RSVP] July membership meeting next Monday July 19th at 8:30pm

Our July membership meeting will be next Monday, June 19th at 8:30pm.   RSVP here to attend our membership meeting Following ...
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[UNION SURVEY] Let’s Keep Making Columbia a Better Place for Research

What are your priorities as a researcher at Columbia? As a new union of over 1,600 Postdocs and Associate Researchers ...
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Salary raises on the new Fiscal Year and other updates

Last Sunday we joined fellow UAW union members from, ACT-UAW Local 7902 (NYU adjuncts and New School part-time faculty, student ...
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Sunday, 6/27: Join UAW members at the Queer Liberation March!

Like last year, members of Local 4100 will be joining the Queer Liberation March with other NYC UAW members. We ...
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Report from June Union Membership Meeting

Some updates from our June membership meeting:  We voted on holding our upcoming membership meetings on Mondays, mid-month at 8:30pm ...
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[RSVP] Tonight! June membership meeting: Monday, June 14th at 6:30pm

Our June membership meeting will be tonight Monday, June 14th at 6:30pm.   RSVP here to attend our membership meeting For ...
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[RSVP] June membership meeting next Monday June 14th at 6:30pm & other topics

In this email you will find:  June membership meeting and proposed agenda topics.  Amendments and appeals for the statement on ...
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Union Updates

In this email you will find:  Next steps for our union statement on Israel and Palestine Process going forward to ...
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Wednesday, 5/19: Discussion on the conflict in Israel and Palestine

At our membership meeting yesterday, several members of our union raised their interest in discussing “Writing a letter to express ...
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Additional topic for Membership Meeting (tonight)

We received a request from a member of our union to add a point to the agenda for our membership ...
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[RSVP] Membership Meeting next Monday (5/17) and other updates

Check out some recent updates on our Union (see below for more details): Reminder: Membership Meeting this Monday – (see ...
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[RSVP] May membership meeting next Monday May 17th at 6:30pm

Our May membership meeting will be next Monday, May 17th at 6:30pm.   RSVP here to attend our membership meeting We’ll ...
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Union updates

There is a lot happening in our Local Union. Here are some quick updates and ways to get involved: Advocacy ...
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[RSVP] Today! April membership meeting at 6pm

Our April membership meeting will be today Monday, April 19th at 6pm.   RSVP here to attend our membership meeting Besides ...
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April membership meeting next Monday April 19th at 6pm

Our April membership meeting will be next Monday, April 19th at 6pm.   RSVP here to attend our membership meeting Besides ...
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[TONIGHT] Special Membership Meeting on Budget + Update in GoFundMe campaign

Reminder that our special membership meeting to discuss and approve an initial budget for our union will take place tonight ...
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[RSVP] Tomorrow! Union Discussion: Political Endorsements and the Mayoral Race

Our special membership meeting to discuss and approve an initial budget for our union will take place this Thursday, April ...
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[RSVP] Tomorrow! Union Discussion: Political Endorsements and the Mayoral Race

This Thursday, April 1 at 6:30pm we will meet to discuss the work that our Local’s Community Action Program (CAP) ...
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Endorsement for the NYC mayoral race + Special Membership Meeting for Budget Approval

As briefly discussed at our last membership meeting, our Local, as part of the UAW Community Action Program (CAP) participates ...
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[take action] Support striking grad workers + Statement against anti-Asian violence

This is a reminder that our colleagues, Graduate Workers of Columbia (GWC), continue to strike for a fair contract this ...
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Ongoing GWC Strike + Film screenings next week

At our last membership meeting we heard reports from our unionized colleagues, the Graduate Workers of Columbia, about their contract ...
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[REMINDER] GWC Strike + Membership Meeting Tonight! March 15th @ 6pm

This is a reminder that our March Membership Meeting is tonight, March 15th at 6pm over zoom. Please click here ...
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[UPDATE] We won a second emergency childcare benefit

We are pleased to announce that in response to the organizing and advocacy of parents in our Union during the ...
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[RSVP] March Membership Meeting (03/15) at 6pm

This is a reminder that our March Membership Meeting will be next Monday, March 15, at 6pm. Please click here ...
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[UNION SURVEY] Vacation, time off and time tracking sheet

We have received inquiries related to vacation and time off under our union contract and there is misinformation circulating that ...
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TODAY: Graduate Worker Rallies for a Fair Contract at Noon & 7PM

Today marks the two year anniversary of the start of contract negotiations between our unionized graduate student worker colleagues (GWC-UAW) ...
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Support a fellow postdoc in financial hardship due to unfair fees from Columbia

In recent membership meetings we have discussed helping a fellow postdoc at Columbia who has been charged with over $3,000 ...
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GWC rally next week and other updates

At our February membership meeting last Monday we heard a report from our union colleagues in the Graduate Workers of ...
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[RSVP] February membership meeting next Monday 02/15 at 6pm

Our February Membership Meeting will be next Monday, February 15, at 6pm. Please click here to RSVP for our online membership meeting ...
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[RSVP] Tomorrow – Hear from Stacey Abrams and UAW members at the Civil and Human Rights Awards Ceremony!

You are invited to this year’s 29th UAW Annual Civil and Human Rights Awards Ceremony, which will be held tomorrow (Thursday), February ...
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[Take action] Support essential workers on strike at Hunts Point!

At this moment, the members of Teamsters Local 202 at Hunts Point Distribution Center are entering day 6 of their ...
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[RSVP] Tomorrow – Local 4100 January Membership Meeting!

This is a reminder that we will hold our January membership meeting tomorrow (Thursday), 1/21 at 7pm. Please click here ...
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Martin Luther King’s day is not a day off, it is a day ON!

Today, January 18th, we celebrate and honor the legacy of civil, labor, and voting rights’ champion Martin Luther King Jr ...
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[RSVP] Local 4100 January Membership Meeting!

We will hold our January membership meeting next week on Thursday, 1/21 at 7pm. Click here to RSVP for our ...
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Introducing Your Union Stewards!

Our stewards elections period is now over and we are happy to announce our first ever CPW stewards team! Click ...
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Anti-Bullying Working Group + Membership Update

At last week’s membership meeting, on Tuesday, December 15th, we heard updates on and discussed a range of topics and ...
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December Membership Meeting tonight at 7pm – proposed agenda

This is a reminder about our virtual December membership meeting tonight at 7pm.  We will discuss the election of Stewards ...
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Support Parents at Columbia + Updates

Check out this op-ed by members of our union on why Columbia should support parents We recently delivered our petition ...
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CPW-UAW Membership Meeting – Tue 12/15, 7pm

The December membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 15th at 7pm. We will discuss the election of Stewards ...
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Stewards Election

The deadline to accept steward nominations closed last Thursday, December 3rd at 11:59 PM EST. There is one contested election ...
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Updates + UAW Forum on Combating Racism

Yesterday we received an announcement from the Provost outlining a number of cuts to the retirement benefits of all officers. While we ...
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[reminder] Deadline to Accept Nomination as Steward: TONIGHT (Thursday, 12/3), 11:59PM

This is a reminder that the deadline to accept nomination for a position as steward is TONIGHT (Thursday, 12/3) at ...
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[reminder] Deadline to Accept Nomination as Steward: Thursday, 12/3, 11:59PM

This is a reminder that the deadline to accept nomination for a position as steward is this Thursday, 12/3 at ...
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Setting up your union membership

Click here to sign up as a member of our Union. Several months ago we ratified our historic union contract, ...
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Notice of Nomination and Election of Union Stewards (27 Total)

Join us for a Virtual Membership Meeting, Thursday, 11/19 at 6:30pm With our bylaws now ratified and with a steward ...
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Union Membership meeting and Stewards’ proposed jurisdictions

Join us for a Virtual Membership Meeting, Thursday, 11/19 at 6:30pm This is a reminder of our virtual membership meeting ...
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November Membership Meeting – Vote on Steward Jurisdictions & Lump Sum

Our next membership meeting will be held on Thursday, November 19th at 6:30pm. We will discuss and vote on proposed ...
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Approval of Local Union Bylaws

The vote on whether to ratify our Local Union bylaws has concluded as of 8:00pm on Monday, November 2, 2020 ...
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TONIGHT: Membership meeting and voting on the bylaws

This is a reminder that we will be holding an online membership meeting this evening, 10/30 at 6pm. The Bylaws ...
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Friday, 10/30 at 6pm: Membership Meeting on Final Draft of Bylaws

Please join us at the next online CPW Local 4100 membership meeting this Friday evening, 10/30 at 6pm. The Bylaws ...
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Give Feedback on our Local Bylaws + Support Researcher Parents

Click here to read the initial draft of our Local Union bylaws. At our membership meeting on Monday, our Bylaws ...
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TODAY, 7pm: Membership Meeting to Discuss Initial Draft of Bylaws

This is a reminder that we will be holding an online membership meeting this evening, 10/19 at 7pm. As the ...
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Fight Trump’s Visa Rule Changes

Submit a comment on Trump’s new xenophobic visa restrictions! As many of you know, the Trump administration recently proposed new ...
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CPW-UAW October Membership Meeting

RSVP for our October Membership Meeting! Our next CPW-UAW Membership Meeting will be held on October 19th, at 7pm over ...
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Support Parents at Columbia

Tell Columbia to extend the COVID-19 Emergency Childcare Benefit! Columbia introduced a temporary childcare subsidy during July and August addressing ...
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Thursday, 10/1: RSVP for our First CPW Membership Meeting!

Click here to RSVP for our first membership meeting! We will be holding our first membership meeting this Thursday, October 1st ...
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Membership Meeting on Thursday, October 1st at 7pm

Please join us for the first membership meeting of the CPW-UAW Local 4100 union on Thursday, October 1st at 7pm via ...
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[sign the petition] Oppose unfair visa revocations for scholars: 请大家签名请愿

Sign our petition calling on Universities to protect international researchers! In reaction to reports that the Trump administration has revoked the visas ...
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Close of Nominations for Officers and Election Results

The nomination period for the election of the CPW-UAW Local 4100 Executive Board closed on September 12, 2020 at 5:00 ...
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UAW Forum on Racism and Policing Next Week; Nominations Reminder

RACISM AND POLICING FORUM, SEPT 16, 7PM: Amidst the growing movement for Black Lives Matter and widespread protests against police brutality, ...
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REMINDER: Nominations Period for Local Union Executive Board Closing on Saturday, 9/12 at 5:00pm EDT

This is a reminder that the CPW-UAW Local 4100 Triennial Election to the union’s executive board will take place on ...
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Notice of Nominations and Election for Local Union Executive Board

We are excited to present the notice for the first election of officers for our union! The CPW-UAW Local 4100 ...
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Compensation Increases, Grievance Workshop and Upcoming Election

Take a moment to sign our new online CPW-UAW Local 4100 Membership Card. Update on Compensation Increases: As we reported ...
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[Today, 3pm] Immigration/Visa Information + Strategy Session

Click here to sign the new CPW-UAW Local 4100 Membership Card TODAY (Friday, 8/21) at 3pm ET! Along with UAW ...
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Senate Election Reminder and CPW-UAW Local 4100 committee updates

We have several announcements related to the process of establishing our union as well as some information on an ongoing ...
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Sign the new CPW-UAW Local 4100 Membership Card!

Click here to sign our new CPW-UAW Local 4100 Membership Card! Thank you for supporting CPW-UAW during the campaign to ...
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Elections Committee nominations notice and call for Bylaws Committee volunteers

Take a moment to sign our new online CPW-UAW Local 4100 Membership Card. Update on Compensation Increases The University has ...
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Elections Committee nominations notice and call for Bylaws Committee volunteers

Click here to sign up as a member of CPW-UAW Local 4100. As we establish our new Local Union, we ...
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Status of pay increases; ramp-up safety concerns; solidarity with TWU

We have several updates in this email. Our contract is now in effect. You may read a full version on ...
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Union Next Steps + Picnic this Sunday!

Join us for our CPW-UAW Local 4100 Picnic this Sunday  We are holding a picnic this Sunday, 8/2 starting at ...
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More progress on childcare! And 7/27 meeting reminder

In case you missed it, Columbia announced a new childcare benefit this week! The new benefit offers up to $3000 ...
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Meeting to Discuss Next Steps in Building our Local Union at Columbia

As we move into the next phase of our union campaign, CPW-UAW Local 4100 will hold a meeting next Monday, ...
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Tentative Agreement approved and next steps!

The vote on whether to ratify our tentative agreement with Columbia has concluded as of 12:00pm today and 99% of ...
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[Reminder-vote!] Voting on Tentative Agreements ends Thurs 7/16

Click here to participate in our CPW-UAW contract ratification vote. Voting on whether to ratify the CPW-UAW tentative agreement with ...
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Contract Ratification Continues & UAW Academic Workers host July 10 Info Session on F1 ICE decision

If you have not already done so, click here to cast your vote on our first union contract. Until July ...
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Reminder-Voting on the Tentative Agreement Continues

Click here to participate in our CPW-UAW contract ratification vote. Voting on whether to ratify our tentative agreement with Columbia ...
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Voting on the Tentative Agreement Now Open

Click here to participate in our CPW-UAW contract ratification vote. Voting on whether to ratify our tentative agreement with Columbia ...
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We Have a Tentative Agreement!

Our elected bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement for our first contract with the Columbia administration. We are very ...
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The clock is ticking

With our June 30 deadline looming, we have been tirelessly negotiating with Columbia to resolve our differences and come to ...
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Provost comes to bargaining as June 30 approaches

Sign the open letter to the administration demanding a fair contract We had a short surprise visit from interim Provost ...
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Inches forward, but major differences remain

In our latest bargaining session yesterday, we exchanged more proposals on Compensation, Non-Discrimination, Leaves of Absence and Union Security. We ...
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Columbia makes biggest moves yet but still comes up short

Columbia made its most substantial economic proposal yet in yesterday’s bargaining session, but the University’s overall package of proposals still ...
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Join us for a CPW-UAW Virtual Town Hall Thursday 6/25 at 1:00pm

After over a year of negotiating, we’ve reached tentative agreements with the University on many issues. In recent months, the ...
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What does bargaining with the Columbia administration look like?

As Columbia proceeds toward a fuller research ramp-up, the administration bargaining team continues to resist certain improvements for Postdoc and ...
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Possible Executive Order restricting non-immigrant visa entry

A number of immigration law firms are reporting that the Trump Administration is preparing an executive order to be released in the ...
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Columbia still trying to use COVID to compromise our rights

Postdoc and Associate Researchers speak out on discrimination, harassment and bullying Columbia must do better. While we are still negotiating ...
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Columbia needs to pick up the pace toward a fair agreement

In our latest bargaining session Monday, we continued to make modest progress on some of the core non-economic issues remaining ...
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Moving back in the right direction, but Columbia can still do better

Recent Postdoc and Associate Researcher actions appear to have had some positive effect on Columbia’s approach to our negotiations and ...
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Concerns about safety in the lab next week?

Please click here if you are concerned about returning to work next week Although the University has not announced a ...
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Tell Columbia – We Need a Fair Contract now More than Ever

Please Sign our Letter to the Admin Demanding a Fair Contract We clearly need to send a stronger message to ...
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[petition] Tell Columbia to Agree to a Fair Contract

Tell Columbia to respect researchers by agreeing to a fair contract as we all take on COVID-19. As a group, ...
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Write to Congress to Protect Academic Workers!

Click here–write Congress now to protect Researchers and other Academic Workers. Join us in sending a letter to congress with ...
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Time for Columbia to make a fair offer

Compared to last week, when Columbia’s team withdrew proposed salary increases and accused us of wasting time during the COVID-19 ...
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Columbia Now Citing COVID-19 to move Backwards in Bargaining

Read the CPW-UAW Bargaining Committee letter urging Congress to increase research funding After several sessions where we believed we were ...
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More COVID-19 and Bargaining Updates

Follow the CPW-UAW FB Page as we fight to finish a fair contract! After meeting again with the Columbia administration ...
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Bargaining during the crisis

The CPW-UAW bargaining committee continues working toward a fair agreement–see our latest bargaining update is below. We want to start ...
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COVID-19 and Bargaining Updates

First, we want to give a shout out and thanks to all the Postdoc and Associate Researchers, as well as ...
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Updates on COVID-19 and Continuation of Negotiations Toward our First Contract

Thanks to everyone who has filled out the CPW-UAW survey on the impact of COVID-19 in our workplace. The feedback ...
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UPDATE: CPW COVID-19 Online Town Hall, Friday @ 1:00pm

Join us on Friday, March 20 to discuss how COVID-19 is affecting researchers. With the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak only becoming ...
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CPW Online Town Hall March 20th @ 1:00pm

Online Town Hall this Friday: RSVP for our Online Town Hall on Friday March 20th from 1:00-2:00pm. With only three ...
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COVID-19 and Our Contract Negotiations

As the situation with COVID19 continues to develop, we are committed to working toward the safety and wellbeing of all ...
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Continuing to move (slowly) in the right direction

    With roughly four weeks to go before our April 6 deadline, we had another somewhat productive bargaining session ...
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Constructive dialogue continues, but time is of the essence

Please share your thoughts on bullying, harassment and discrimination at Columbia. In our last bargaining session on Thursday, we did ...
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Share your thoughts on Bullying and Harassment at Columbia

Please click here to share your thoughts confidentially on why we need stronger protections on bullying, harasment and discrimination. After ...
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Columbia starting to listen?

Sign our open letter asking Congressional representatives for support! In bargaining Wednesday, we got the first serious indication that Columbia ...
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Sign our open letter to NYC area members of Congress calling for their support!

Sign our open letter to NYC area members of Congress calling for their support! As we approach April 6, 2020, ...
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More agreements, but Columbia Needs to Start Prioritizing Excellence and Equity

Join us for a bargaining update town hall at the Lamont-Doherty Campus. Please RSVP here. Our bargaining committee will be ...
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The voice of Columbia researchers drives us toward a fair contract

Click here to read “Postdocs and the Price of Prestige at Columbia University” In our latest bargaining session on Friday, ...
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Read CPW supporters opinion piece in the Spectator

Click here – great opinion piece on the need for Postdoc/Associate salary increases! “We care deeply about our work, but ...
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Columbia out of touch with life as a Postdoc

In actions across campus and the community over recent days, we sent a clear message that Columbia needs to dramatically ...
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Join us in delivering our Open Letter tomorrow & bargaining on 1/17, 9:30am

Happy New Year! We hope that everyone has had a good start to 2020. Please join us in showing Columbia ...
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Commitments on workplace harassment but more progress needed

In our bargaining session on Thursday last week, we discussed Recognition, Intellectual Property, Non-Discrimination and Harassment, and Grievance and Arbitration ...
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We need stronger protections against workplace harassment now!

Next week, we will be holding town halls to discuss the current status of our campaign to win improvements in ...
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Union Town Halls and 21st Bargaining Session Update

We will be holding town halls to discuss the current status of our campaign to win improvements in our first ...
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Continuing to work for equity and inclusion at Columbia

In our latest bargaining session late last week, our main objective was to continue emphasizing how our proposals on Leaves ...
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Bargaining Thursday, 11/14, 12:30-4:00 at Studebaker

RSVP here to join us this Thursday at 12:30 for our 20th bargaining session. We are excited to be bargaining ...
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More work ahead on bullying and harassment

In our latest bargaining session this week, we had further discussion on a handful of proposals, but reached no new ...
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UPDATE ON BARGAINING COMMITTEE VACANCY ELECTION

In regards to the CPW-UAW Bargaining Committee Vacancy Election scheduled to be on Thursday, October 17th, 2019, one of the ...
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NOTICE OF VACANCY ELECTION CPW-UAW BARGAINING COMMITTEE

See below for the official notice of the Bargaining Committee Vacancy Election on Thursday, October 17th, 2019. Candidate statements, the guide to ...
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A little progress, with bigger challenges ahead

In our latest bargaining session with the Columbia team yesterday, we made a little bit more progress even as we ...
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NOTICE OF NOMINATION AND VACANCY ELECTION FOR THE UNION BARGAINING COMMITTEE (Two [2] positions)

CPW-UAW Notice of Nomination NOTICE OF NOMINATION AND VACANCY ELECTION FOR THE UNION BARGAINING COMMITTEE (two [2] positions) October 2, ...
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Join CPW at the Velocity Bike Ride & 17th Bargaining Update

Join us at the Velocity Ride to End Cancer! On Sunday, October 6th, some of us will be handing out ...
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We passed our remaining economic articles

We presented all of our remaining economic proposals on Monday’s bargaining session. While we can make additional proposals if we ...
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Union Update: We Introduced our Economic Proposals

We had a short bargaining session on Thursday where we presented initial proposals on our major economic topics. We made ...
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Columbia ends bargaining session early

Thanks to the everyone who attended bargaining yesterday. Unfortunately, we had another challenging bargaining session with Columbia. We had further ...
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One of our more frustrating sessions

We had a frustrating bargaining session yesterday. While we hoped to come closer to and/or reach tentative agreements on several ...
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Agreement on Workload Protections Reached!

We had a short bargaining session yesterday, as well as a separate Health and Safety-focused bargaining subcommittee meeting at the ...
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CU Says Protections Against Bullying will Hinder Research

Click here if you would like to share your experience with us on why having stronger protections against bullying and ...
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Progress and Ongoing Challenges

Yesterday, we had an eventful bargaining session with some progress and many updates. We are happy to report that we ...
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Bargaining Update and Town Halls

In our latest bargaining session this week, another postdoc gave compelling testimonial about bullying, discrimination and harassment, we had constructive ...
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Bargaining Update Town Halls! July 2nd-July 5th

Since winning our union election last October by an overwhelming 68%, we have completed surveys from a majority of postdocs ...
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A Lively Bargaining Session

Thanks to all our colleagues who joined us at our lively bargaining session with Columbia on Monday.  We spent most ...
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A majority of us demand real recourse against harassment and discrimination!

In our seventh bargaining session, we presented the administration with our open letter signed by a majority of Postdocs and ...
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Columbia Postdoc Union Bargaining Update

We are planning to present our harassment and discrimination proposal in our next session. If you have not yet signed our ...
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Columbia Postdoc Union Bargaining Update

Yesterday we completed our fifth bargaining session with the University. Our bargaining committee continued to discuss several proposals we had ...
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Bargaining Update: Add Your Voice for Stronger Protections on Harassment

We are excited to have completed our fourth bargaining session with Columbia. Please take a minute to add your voice ...
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Bargaining Update: Sign the Open Letter on Sexual Harassment & Discrimination

We had another half-day bargaining session today. In our discussion and in their counterproposals so far, Columbia again made clear ...
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Our Second Bargaining Session!

We had our second bargaining session today and gave our first batch of proposed contract articles to Columbia’s team.  We ...
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First Bargaining Session Report-Back

Today, our bargaining committee had our first negotiation session with the University administration. We began the meeting with introductions, and ...
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Goals Ratified as We Begin Bargaining Today!

Today, after years of organizing our union, we have the opportunity to sit down with Columbia and negotiate for  improved ...
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Bargaining Begins Feb. 25th!

As we move closer to negotiations with Columbia, we want to take a moment to describe our vision of how ...
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Nurses’ rally at NYP/CUMC Hospital

As we prepare to begin negotiations with the Columbia administration at the end of February, please join our fellow unionized ...
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Add Your Voice to Protect Title IX & Vote on the Bargaining Goals

If you have not done so, please take a moment to vote on the Initial Bargaining Goals! We are currently ...
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Vote on the Initial Bargaining Goals

Please take a moment to vote on Initial Bargaining Goals! As the bargaining committee, we urge you to ratify the ...
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Review Bargaining Goals Before Ratification Vote Next Week

Starting next month, our elected bargaining committee will begin negotiating improvements to our working conditions based on feedback received by ...
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Your voice is needed! Town Halls about Bargaining Goals

Our bargaining committee has developed a set of initial goals based on a majority of Postdocs and Associate Research Scientists ...
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Happy New Year and Bargaining Update

As we start 2019, we are excited to provide an update about next steps moving toward bargaining with Columbia in ...
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A majority of Postdoctoral Researchers have filled out Bargaining Surveys

We are very excited that a majority of Postdocs and Associate Research Scientists have completed the CPW-UAW bargaining survey. After ...
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NLRB grants withdrawal of the request for review & Town Halls

Late yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board granted Columbia’s withdrawal of the request for review. This is a very exciting step forward ...
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CPW & GWC Voted YES to start bargaining with Columbia

We are excited to announce that after much debate both Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW (CPW) and Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW (GWC) ...
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Vote on Bargaining with Columbia

Earlier this week the Columbia administration proposed a framework to recognize and bargain with our union, and we are now ...
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Huge News: Columbia offers a pathway to bargaining

Dear Columbia Postdoctoral Workers, We are excited to announce that, as a result of all of our hard work over ...
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Graduate Employee Rally and Strike Deadline

The graduate employee union (GWC-UAW)  has announced a strike deadline of December 4th if Columbia continues to break federal law ...
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Bargaining Committee Election Update

At the close of nominations on Thursday November 8th, at 5:00pm, seven (7) people have accepted their nominations for the ...
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Our response to the Columbia’s ‘request for review’

This past Friday, our union filed our response opposing Columbia’s recent ‘request for review’ to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ...
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Nominations Open for Union Bargaining Committee

We are very excited that nominations are open for the CPW-UAW bargaining committee! Check out our new page with information ...
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Columbia still trying to stop our union

Columbia has launched another effort to avoid bargaining with our union.  We learned Friday night that Columbia filed a “request ...
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Notice Of Nominations and Election For The Union Bargaining Committee

NOTICE OF NOMINATION AND ELECTION FOR THE UNION BARGAINING COMMITTEE (seven [7] positions) October 26, 2018 Nominations are hereby declared ...
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Thanks for your feedback

Thank you all for attending a town hall on our upcoming bargaining committee elections and for your helpful feedback on ...
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Support from NY City Council Progressive Caucus

We are excited that our mandate for collective bargaining has gained national press attention as well as support from elected ...
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We Voted Union Yes!

The NLRB just finished counting ballots and we voted by an overwhelming 68% (729-yes to 339-no), in favor of Columbia ...
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Town halls about the process of unionization

We are very excited that our election on unionization  is less than one week away on October 2nd and 3rd ...
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All postdocs get to vote on October 2nd and 3rd!

Huge news! The regional National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) just set dates for our election on unionization to take place ...
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Hearings over; Columbia still tries to say Postdocs not employees

We are happy to report that we concluded our hearings at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) yesterday. For our ...
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Columbia’s first official response to our union

Yesterday we completed our first day of hearings at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Columbia did not accept our ...
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Postdoc Union Town Halls this Week!

Come to a Postdoc Union town hall to find out more about our upcoming vote. Last week, we took an ...
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A Big Step Forward for our Postdoc Union: CPW-UAW Files a Petition with the NLRB

A Big Step Forward for our Postdoc Union: CPW-UAW Files a Petition with the NLRB   We are excited to ...
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Columbia University Postdocs form union with UAW, petition NLRB for election; first private university postdoc effort expands growing academic union movement

NEW YORK CITY — A majority of the 2,000 postdoctoral researchers at Columbia University have formed a union and today ...
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Tomorrow: March to End Family Separation and BBQ on Sunday

Join us as we rally with the Graduate Workers of Columbia (GWC-UAW) at the March to End Family Separation, tomorrow ...
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Oppose the Attack on International Scholars (Chinese visas and Muslim Ban)

Please take a minute to sign this petition from GWC-UAW to oppose the attack on international scholars. Yesterday, the Supreme ...
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Take the Postdoc Union Survey and Come to our BBQ

We are excited that a majority of postdoctoral researchers have signed up for our union and that we are moving ...
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March in NYC Pride and Take the Bargaining Survey

This Sunday is NYC’s Pride parade, a celebration of the history of LGBTQ struggles in the U.S. We are excited ...
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Join CPW-UAW at the March for Science

RSVP to join Columbia Postdoctoral Workers at the March for Science on April 14th. Last year, we marched together in ...
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Sign Petition Against Sexual Misconduct

Recent events across the country show that sexual harassment pervades the academic workplace as deeply as it does Hollywood or ...
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Take a Stand Against Sexual Harassment on International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! Women around the world are coming together today to celebrate the struggles to advance women’s cultural, ...
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Update on Our Union and Response to Provost Email

We write to express our frustration with the Columbia administration’s latest efforts to deny collective bargaining rights to our graduate ...
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Columbia declares it will break the law by refusing to bargain with the grad union

Please let us know if you would like to get more involved in building the postdoc union. In an email ...
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The Columbia Grad Union has been Certified!

One year ago, graduate employees voted by an overwhelming 72% majority to form their union. After the election, Columbia’s administration ...
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Union Town Halls This Week! 11/29 & 12/1

We are excited to be having two Town Halls this week. We will be skyping in unionized postdocs from the ...
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