Recent events across the country show that sexual harassment pervades the academic workplace as deeply as it does Hollywood or any other profession.  Please take a moment to sign this petition calling on the Columbia administration to address sexual misconduct and gender-based discrimination immediately.

Among the many reasons hundreds of postdocs and researchers have signed up for our union, we know that we can negotiate stronger protections and systems of recourse against sexual harassment.  At the University of Connecticut, for example, graduate assistants negotiated protections in their first contract, including a grievance process that has already enabled some women scientists to successfully address sexual harassment.

Best wishes,

Members of the Columbia Postdoctoral Workers (CPW-UAW)

Please click here if you want to get involved to help to win a strong first contract.


Members of the CPW-UAW Organizing Committee