BCF-UAW Releases Report on the Status of Negotiations

Direct Link to the Report HERE. Text of the cover letter: September 12, 2016 To BCF-UAW members and the Barnard community, One year ago, the eligible contingent faculty at Barnard voted overwhelmingly to form a union. This vote reflected a broad awareness that Barnard’s treatment of part-time and full-time contingent faculty, who perform most of … Continue Reading

Goodbye to Núria Quella

Núria was elected to the BCF-UAW Bargaining Committee as a Term Associate Professor in Economics. After two years as an adjunct and two years as a term faculty member, Núria is moving on to a position at Stony Brook University. We congratulate her on her new job but are sorry to lose her voice on … Continue Reading

Bargaining Update – 10th session

Brief summary of bargaining session 10: On Tuesday, June 28, we had our tenth bargaining session with the Barnard administration. We exchanged proposals on grievance and arbitration, academic freedom and access to services (office space, equipment, library privileges, etc.). We made some progress in these areas but still did not reach final agreement on language. … Continue Reading

Bargaining Update – 9th session

One June 17 we held our 9th bargaining session with the administration. We have made some progress on certain non-economic provisions, but remain far apart on economics and issues related to job security and union rights. A brief summary of our progress is below; a more detailed report will be forthcoming later in the summer. … Continue Reading

Alumnae Support Grows + Bargaining Update – 8th session

Barnard alumnae strongly support us: The petition by Barnard alumnae demanding the administration bargain fairly has garnered hundreds of signatures online, bolstered by hundreds more gathered in-person during Barnard Reunion June 3 and 4. We’ll soon be sharing some of the powerful and pointed words of support alumnae have offered. The petition remains open and … Continue Reading