We are very excited that a majority of Postdocs and Associate Research Scientists have completed the CPW-UAW bargaining survey.
After Postdoctoral Researchers and Associate Research Scientist voted 68% yes to certify our union, Columbia offered a framework agreement to begin bargaining. CPW-UAW members voted to ratify that agreement by 95% and we are excited to begin negotiating our first contract in February of 2019.
Based on the feedback received from the bargaining surveys, our elected bargaining committee is now developing initial bargaining goals, outlining the improvements that our union will fight for in our first contract. We will all have the opportunity of give feedback and vote on the goals in the new year.
Thank so much for your participation!
Members of the CPW-UAW Organizing Committee