You likely received an email from Columbia University regarding our contract negotiations. We wanted to clarify a few things, but above all, we want to highlight the importance of Postdocs and ARS supporting each other at this time.
- After over 20 bargaining sessions, Columbia is still offering an effective pay cut when considering inflation – currently at 13-17% accumulated since 2020.
- In fact, the university’s proposed 3% yearly increases will not even cover this year’s inflation (currently above 4%)
- “(…) one of the most competitive employers among our Ivy-league peers” does not take into consideration the fact that those peers are all in cities with significantly lower cost-of-living
We are bargaining again tomorrow at 10 am in Studebaker (room 469), when we are expecting to receive a new proposal from Columbia. We are also meeting amongst our members TODAY at 6:30, you can RSVP here.
Once again, showing unity and support for each other is the best way we have to achieve a great contract!
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