Columbia University and representatives of the United Auto Workers agreed in November 2018 upon principles to guide negotiations toward collective bargaining agreements on wages, hours and other working conditions for Columbia’s doctoral student research and teaching assistants and for our associate research scientist/scholar and postdoc community.  On February 25, 2019, Columbia bargaining committees met for the first time in separate sessions with Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW (GWC-UAW) and Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW (CPW-UAW), and active bargaining continues.

Additional bargaining sessions will take place in the coming months. On this website, you will find updates describing the progress made during those sessions, along with other material useful for understanding the bargaining process.

An issue-by-issue description of the status of negotiations can be found here.