The congressman who represents New York’s 16th congressional district and the city councilwoman for New York City Council’s 2nd district showed their support for the GWC-UAW strike at today’s rally.
This past Monday, Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and Provost John Coatsworth announced that the university is willing to negotiate with the Graduate Workers of Columbia (GWC) and Columbia Postdoctoral Workers (CPW) unions, both of which are affiliated with United Automobile Workers (UAW). The announcement follows years of the GWC pushing the university to begin […]
In addendum to the ongoing strike and with no clear end in sight, a petition has been drafted to extend the strike. Student workers predict, should the strike be extended, it will continue until the end of the term. A petition has been circulating among graduate student workers which calls for a vote on extending […]
Early Monday afternoon, the Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW (GWC-UAW) released an open letter to President Bollinger, in which it declared to hold a strike authorization vote if the university did not honor the union’s existence. As part of graduate students’ 3-year-long struggle to unionize on Columbia’s campus, this letter comes as a response to Columbia’s January announcement that […]
Yesterday, Dr. William Harris, a Columbia professor of Greco-Roman history, retired, as was announced in an email to students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. This retirement was part of the settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in October. An anonymous graduate student alleged that Dr. Harris repeatedly kissed and groped her, […]
CCSC gets down to business, but is still riding high from that Homecoming win. Football-averse Bwogger Nadra Rahman is here with the scoop, including the latest updates on the GWC unionization saga. The meeting began with a rousing round of applause, honoring the Lions’ implausible, gratifying victory in their Homecoming game this weekend. After the “5-0” […]
On Tuesday morning, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of the Graduate Workers of Columbia University. The union, represented by UAW 2110 (the same group responsible for Barnard Contingent Faculty, among others), now has no legal barriers between themselves and the University which can delay the negotiating process. Columbia University had previously appealed to […]