On Friday, the Student Workers of Columbia announced it has reached a tentative agreement with the University on a four-year contract, bringing an end to its 10-week strike.
This morning, the Student Workers of Columbia began a day-long attempt to “shut down campus” as the strike continues, following a message from University administration saying that striking workers may lose their teaching appointments for the Spring 2022 semester.
On Monday, the Student Workers of Columbia and the University began third-party mediation in the hopes of hastening the process of drafting a satisfactory contract agreement. Unlike in Spring 2021, the strike will continue even as mediation begins.
The Student Workers of Columbia have begun an indefinite strike as leverage for contract negotiations with the University, ceasing all labor and bringing courses to a halt.
The new offer includes multiple concessions to the SWC-UAW’s demands while falling short on others.
On Wednesday, October 27, a walkout organized by the Student Workers of Columbia in anticipation of their November 3 strike deadline culminated in protestors entering President Bollinger’s “Freedom of Speech and Press” class, forcing its cancellation.
Today at 9 am, members of the Student Workers of Columbia began voting on whether their Bargaining Committee should have the authority to call for a strike if they deem it necessary to further negotiations for a still non-existent contract with the University.
As Fall 2021 gets underway, the Student Workers of Columbia (previously the GWC-UAW) are gearing up for further bargaining with the University and potential strike action to gain a satisfactory contract.