As we start 2019, we are excited to provide an update about next steps moving toward bargaining with Columbia in late February.
FURTHER FEEDBACK ON BARGAINING AGENDA
Thanks again to all who have done our bargaining survey.
With survey responses from a majority of Postdocs and Associate Research Scientists (ARS), we have started developing a set of initial bargaining goals. You can also provide further feedback by filling out our new comment form on our website. In order to gather more feedback prior to voting on the bargaining goals, we will hold several town hall meetings during the week of January 21st.
You will have the opportunity to vote in favor or against the bargaining goals in late January and early February.
These initial bargaining goals will be broad and inclusive to enable us to pursue a wide array of potential improvements in our first contract. If you want to see an example of initial bargaining goals, you can look at those ratified recently by a majority of Postdocs at the University of Washington.
GET MORE INVOLVED TO WIN A FAIR FIRST CONTRACT
We also want to encourage all interested Postdocs and ARS to get involved in our organizing committee as we move forward. Based on experience at other universities, it will take large participation and action in order to win the kind of meaningful improvements we want for ourselves and for future researchers at Columbia. Please click here if you want to get involved to help to win a strong first contract.
CPW-UAW Bargaining Committee