“We care deeply about our work, but we also know that we deserve more for our role in driving Columbia’s research mission. This devaluing of our work is one of the main reasons such a large majority of Columbia postdocs voted to unionize in late 2018 and demanded a major increase in compensation in our first contract. Comparable New York City research institutions have found ways to significantly increase base salaries.”
On Friday we will have our 25th bargaining session with Columbia since we began bargaining almost a year ago. While we have reached several tentative agreements on important contract articles, we have yet to hear back from the administration on any of our economic proposals.
We know firsthand how important adequate compensation is while we are conducting research in one of the most expensive cities in the world. Please read, like, and share this timely opinion piece.
You do not need to stay for the whole time or arrive at the beginning, but please let us know if you plan to attend.
CPW-UAW Bargaining Committee