Apr 20, 2018 | News Story

Columbia Grad Students Set to Strike on April 24th

After over three years of legal delays by the Columbia University administration, a majority of 3,000 research and teaching assistants have voted 93% (1832 to 136) to authorize their bargaining committee to call a strike. This follows Columbia’s announcement that they will defy their legal obligation to bargain and refuse to recognize the union.

On December 16, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board rejected Columbia’s attempt to nullify a December 2016 vote, where research and teaching assistants voted in favor of unionization 1602 to 623, and certified Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW (GWC-UAW) as their union.

A strike deadline has been set for Tuesday, April 24, with a strike to commence unless Columbia agrees to bargain.

Picketing will take place on:

April 24, 25, 27, and 30th at 116th street between Broadway and Amsterdam, from 11am to 3pm

April 26th outside of the Hammer Health Sciences Building on 701 W 168th St, New York, NY 10032, from 11am to 3pm

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