CPW Timeline
2021

June 27: CPW-UAW participate in the Queer Liberation March

June 27: CPW-UAW participate in the Queer Liberation March

On June 27th, we joined fellow UAW union members from, ACT-UAW Local 7902 (NYU adjuncts and New School part-time faculty, student workers, and health service employees), BAM union (Brooklyn Academy of Music ) and UAW Local 2120 at the Queer

2020

December 28: Election of our Union Stewards.

December 28: Election of our Union Stewards.

Our stewards elections period ended with 18 stewards elected from 23 open positions. Stewards are Postdocs or ARSs colleagues that will discuss and help with any concerns or questions you may have, whether specific to your workplace, funding, benefits, or more

November 2: Approval of our Local Bylaws. Click here to read.

November 2: Approval of our Local Bylaws. Click here to read.

Bylaws are an important governing structure of union locals. They address things like the structure and frequency of membership meetings, the number of stewards, how officers and stewards are elected and can be recalled, how future bargaining committees are structured

September 12: Election of our first Executive Board

September 12: Election of our first Executive Board

On August 31 the nomination period for our CPW-UAW Local 4100 Executive Board opened up for every member in good standing. The nomination period closed on September 12, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. At the close of the nomination period, the

August 14: We elect our first Elections Committee

August 14: We elect our first Elections Committee

Consistent with the UAW Constitution, Local Union officer elections must be administered by a democratically-elected elections committee formed by Postdocs and ARSs members of our Union Local. At the close of the nominations period on August 14, 2020, 5pm, the

August 2: Picnic to celebrate winning our first contract

August 2: Picnic to celebrate winning our first contract

Our contract was hard fought and hard won. Our Bargaining committee pushed for the priorities established by a majority of Postdocs and ARSs during 16-month of negotiations, while our Organizing Committee along with hundreds of Postdocs and ARSs applied pressure

July 16: Postdocs and Associate Researchers have approved our tentative agreement

July 16: Postdocs and Associate Researchers have approved our tentative agreement

The vote on whether to ratify our tentative agreement with Columbia concluded with 99% of those participating voting yes to ratify our contract. Thank you to everyone who participated in the vote. After years of organizing and 16 months of

June 30: We reached a tentative agreement. Click for details

June 30: We reached a tentative agreement. Click for details

Our Bargaining Committee have reached a tentative agreement! After 16 months of bargaining and years of organizing we have won important improvements to our rights and working conditions. Please join us for a town hall Wed, 7/1 at 6:00pm.

June 24: Strike Authorization Vote Open Letter

June 24: Strike Authorization Vote Open Letter

More than 200 Postdoctoral and Associate Researchers who come from departments comprising 90% of our workforce sign a letter indicating that if the administration continues to dismiss our core priorities, we will insist that our Bargaining Committee proceed toward a

June 8: Postdocs and Associate Researchers want stronger protections against harassment and discrimination. Click to listen why!

June 8: Postdocs and Associate Researchers want stronger protections against harassment and discrimination. Click to listen why!

Columbia can and must do better. Postdoc and Associate Researchers need a fair contract with stronger protections against discrimination, harassment and bullying.

Columbia’s lagging compensation practices undermine quality research. We delivered a letter from researchers spanning the entire Columbia community to Provost Katznelson and Dean Goldman urging the administration to do better.