One year ago, graduate employees voted by an overwhelming 72% majority to form their union. After the election, Columbia’s administration decided to challenge the results in an effort to slow down the process of bargaining a fair contract.

Yesterday the National Labor Relations Board rejected Columbia’s objections to last years election, which now creates a legal obligation for the University to begin the process of bargaining.

We are very excited for the Graduate Workers of Columbia (GWC-UAW) and hope that the administration respects the democratic mandate of graduate employees.

We are continuing to talk with postdoctoral researchers across campus to build our union. If you would like to get more involved please fill out this form and we will get in touch.

Best Wishes,

Members of the Columbia Postdoctoral Workers (CPW-UAW)