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Faculty House Workers Ratify New Contract

After months of protests and debates, Faculty House workers have signed a new contract.  The 4-year contract has not yet been released, but SWS assures that is makes positive strides toward better treatment for the workers.  However, there is still a battle to be fought–“it fails to address other of the workers’ complaints, such as increase […]

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Thinking Feminism and Workers’ Rights

Judith Butler’s keynote address at tomorrow’s “Thinking Feminism” conference has been moved from the Faculty House after student activists raised concerns. Butler explains that she was contacted by students supporting the Faculty House workers. The students brought up issues to Butler about the event and she suggested they reach out to the event organizers directly. After […]

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Faculty House Workers Authorize Strike

The union members of Faculty House, who have been in contentious contract negotiations for months, voted yesterday to authorize a strike. The full statement can be read below: To the students, Faculty and the Administration of Columbia University;  We the Local 100 Union members of the Faculty House have made a difficult & heartfelt decision […]

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SWS Braves the Cold

In their long campaign for Faculty House Workers’ rights, Student Worker Solidarity staged a protest today. Undeterred by the snow, they stood their ground mid-Nemo and, with their bravery and shouting, gained the attention of Columbia’s campus. Say what you want about them or their cause, but that takes some serious cojones. Protest in the Snow […]

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