Bloomberg Law
Nov. 27, 2018, 9:17 PMUpdated: Nov. 27, 2018, 9:52 PM

Columbia Grad Students Agree to Bargain Despite No-Strike Clause (1)

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

Columbia University graduate students and postdoctoral workers will join the university at the bargaining table, after approving a bargaining framework Nov. 27, according to organizing members.

More than 1,975 United Auto Workers Local 2110 members voted on the framework, with 1,035 voting in favor, a union statement said.

Bargaining with the university must begin by Feb. 25, according to the agreed-upon framework.

“We are pleased that the Columbia Postdoctoral Workers (CPW-UAW) and the Graduate Workers of Columbia (GWC-UAW) have approved the Framework Agreement and look forward to working with them on collective bargaining agreements that can benefit our entire ...