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3,000 Graduate Workers on Strike at Columbia University

HeadlineNov 12, 2021

In New York City, 3,000 graduate workers are on strike at Columbia University. The union of teaching and research assistants is demanding a fair wage, better health insurance and proper mechanisms for addressing harassment and discrimination. The student workers say Columbia refuses to negotiate a fair contract even as the school’s assets increased by $3.3 billion over the past year. Columbia has threatened to withhold pay and stipends from the striking workers.

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