Columbia introduced a temporary childcare subsidy during July and August addressing urgent problems with scarce and increasingly expensive childcare during COVID-19. However, these problems continue to exist. Furthermore, the partial re-opening of schools and increasing infection rates across NYC, have only added to the uncertainty and stress we all experience.
Our newly-formed Parents Working Group is continuing the fight for a more inclusive and equitable Columbia by calling on the university administration to extend the emergency childcare benefit for parents during COVID-19.
CPW-UAW Local 4100 Executive Board