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. 

The best way to support is by encouraging your colleagues to become a union member now here!

  • 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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