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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