As a group, Columbia Postdocs and ARSs have stepped up to help fight this pandemic. In addition to working as essential employees maintaining research infrastructure, hundreds of us are studying the disease to understand transmission and treatment, organizing drives for PPE, coordinating childcare for frontline healthcare workers, and more.
However, in recent bargaining sessions, Columbia has used the crisis to justify withdrawing their previous economic proposal and articulated that researchers should not expect any economic improvements in the first year of the contract. They have also continued to reject provisions like protections against harassment that cost nothing.Our work is indispensable during this crisis. Click here to tell Columbia to recognize the value we bring to the university and negotiate a fair contract now: https://bit.ly/RespectResearchers
CPW-UAW Bargaining Committee