As we move into the next phase of our union campaign, CPW-UAW Local 4100 will hold a meeting next Monday, July 27, 2020 at 6pm to discuss some of the necessary next steps in the creation of our Local Union here at Columbia. Please click here to RSVP and receive the zoom link.

While we have achieved important milestones as a union, such as winning our NLRB election in the face of university opposition in 2018, and negotiating our first contract, the work involved in having a strong voice through our union will continue. It will be as important as ever for Postdoc and Associate Researchers to be actively involved in enforcing our rights under our new contract, continuing to fight for strong policies against bullying, and mobilizing in support of broader policy issues like international worker rights, science funding and non-discrimination.

We also need to take certain steps to establish our Local Union. At the meeting on the 27th, we will discuss these steps and a variety of opportunities for union members to get involved. Such next steps include:

  • Discussing how to maintain the strong mobilization spirit that has carried us so far

  • Drafting Local Union bylaws that will provide the governance structure of our union

  • Electing an Elections Committee to run local union officer elections

  • Setting a timeline for electing officers and stewards

Clearly, there will be many opportunities to get involved in this exciting new phase of our union’s life. Please click here to RSVP for this meeting.

In solidarity,

The CPW-UAW Local 4100 Bargaining Committee