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Solidarity with Student Workers of Columbia - Fall 2021 Strike

Support student workers at Columbia striking for a living wage, adequate healthcare, recourse to harassment & discrimination, and full unit recognition!

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Total raised

$115.54 USD

Total disbursed

$115.54 USD

About


After two years of bargaining, the University still refuses to agree to a fair contract for student workers. We're starting this hardship fund to support Columbia academic workers in this struggle, and welcome all donations from students or supporters who are able to give in these difficult times.

Why donate? Put simply - Columbia student workers need your help to make it through a strike. The University docked many workers' wages when we went on strike last spring. Other workers got their stipends docked too. We learned recently that the University unilaterally changed the stipend pay schedule for hundreds of workers, which will result in an $8k shortfall at the beginning of the fall semester - a clear attempt by the University to break a strike before it has begun. 

It is in the University’s power to avert a strike by agreeing to essential contract provisions:
  • Compensation that provides a living wage to all;  
  • Healthcare improvements that create a sustainable work environment for all, not just those with a safety net for extraneous healthcare costs;
  • Real recourse for cases of harassment and discrimination, including power-based harassment, through the grievance procedure and neutral, third-party arbitration;
  • Full recognition of the NLRB-certified bargaining unit, including undergrads and hourlies;
  • NYPD off campus: no law enforcement in campus buildings without a signed warrant and no NYPD contracts for event security.
  • Childcare subsidies and long-term parental leave to ensure our university is accessible to all.

In the meantime, we need to build a fund strong enough to support student workers in their struggle for a fair contract from one of the most ruthless employers in higher ed, Columbia University.

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