Starting next month, our elected bargaining committee will begin negotiating improvements to our working conditions based on feedback received by a majority of postdoctoral researchers and Associate Research Scientists through surveys. Initial bargaining goals have been developed and you can review and comment here if you have any thoughts or suggestions.
Starting next week, we will begin voting to ratify these bargaining goals. This is an opportunity to show Columbia that we are continuing to build upon the power we demonstrated when we overwhelmingly voted 68% ‘yes’ for our union despite the universities attempt to have us vote ‘no’. The more people that participate in this vote, the more power we will have to negotiate a strong contract.
The Organizing Committee is also forming working groups that will help to address issues faced by members of the union and assist the Bargaining Committee in the negotiating process. This is your chance to get involved in specific policies and help shape the protections and benefits of our future contract. If you would like to sign up to participate in a working group, please do so here.
Members of the CPW-UAW Organizing Committee