3,000 Columbia Graduate Workers Go on Strike After Failed Union Negotiations

HeadlineMar 17, 2021

Here in New York, over 3,000 research and teaching assistants at Columbia University have gone on strike after two years of unsuccessful negotiations with the prestigious college over their union’s first contract. Graduate workers are seeking fair wages, improvements to healthcare and childcare provisions, as well as protections against discrimination and sexual harassment at work. Workers say Columbia has threatened to withhold pay for those on strike and is spreading anti-union messaging to students.

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