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Graduate Workers Circulate Petition Calling For Strike Extension Vote

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 […]

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Healthcare Workers Face Resistance From Columbia In Unionization Process

It’s been almost two years since the medical assistant workers in Columbia’s Primary Care Services voted to join 1199 SEIU, a union with over 5,000 members in New York City. Most of the union members 1199 represents work at the Columbia Medical Center uptown, in addition to more than 500 workers in dining and clerical […]

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The Graduate Workers’ Strike: What Undergraduate Students Should Know

You’ve probably received an email from Provost Coatsworth about the “possible strike by student teaching and research assistants.” If you attend CC or GS, you also probably received a message from Deans Valentini and Rosen-Metsch about how the strike would affect classes. Perhaps you’ve heard directly from your TAs or research assistants about their plans […]

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CCSC Supports Student Unionization Efforts, Creates Hereditary Titles

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” […]

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Breaking: SGA Supports Graduate Student Unionization in Statement

In a meeting this evening, SGA voted unanimously in favor of releasing a statement supporting graduate student unionization, making SGA the first student government body on campus to do so. In August 2016, the National Labor Relations Board ruled to allow graduate students at US universities to unionize, in a case that involved the Graduate Workers of […]

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Union Election To Take Place At Columbia On December 7th And 8th

Back in August, the Nation Labor Relations Board ruled that graduate students could legally unionize. Today, Provost Coatsworth announced that the NLRB  has scheduled an election to decide whether grad students will henceforth be represented by Local 2110 of the United Auto Workers. Polling will take place next month, December 7th and 8th, at multiple polling locations: […]

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For Whom [Provost] Bell Tolls

This week’s SGA meeting focused almost singularly on the ongoing negotiations between Barnard and the Barnard Contingent Faculty (BCF)- UAW unit. This comes after a contentious student panel last week and an email from President Spar and Provost Bell that presented the college’s positions and some of their reasonings to the students. Much of the […]

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