We recently delivered our petition calling for an extension to the emergency childcare benefit to Interim Provost Katznelson. He indicated that Columbia was continuing to weigh its options given the fiscal constraints imposed by the pandemic. While we understand these constraints, the lack of affordable childcare imposes an unrealistic burden on parents, undermining efforts towards gender equity in academia and research progress. If you haven’t already, please sign our petition so we can continue to put pressure on Columbia: https://bit.ly/supportCUparents
Reminder: Membership Meeting this Tuesday!
As a reminder, our December membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 15th at 7pm. We will discuss the election of our first Stewards and upcoming committees with the administration to develop a new policy against workplace bullying, and the status of pay-direct postdocs in our unit. We will also discuss political efforts led by other academic UAW locals.
Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Seminars
The university administration has announced a set of principles for the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as two town hall meetings to discuss its distribution plan. We encourage all Postdocs and ARS to attend a town hall to learn more about the university’s plan. You can register at the links below:
- Register here for the session on Monday, December 14, from 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
- Register here for the session on Tuesday, December 15, from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or thoughts,
CPW-UAW Local 4100 Executive Board