Bargaining Update – 7th session

Last week, we met with the administration’s representatives for our seventh negotiating session, and the first since our rally outside Barnard’s gala at the Plaza Hotel. The administration finally made an economic offer, proposing the following: $6000 minimum per class teaching for classes of 3 points and above $2000 minimum per point for classes that … Continue Reading

PHOTOS: Our amazing rally at the Barnard gala

On Tuesday, May 3 we held a rally welcoming attendees to Barnard College’s annual gala and alerting them to the administration’s unproductive and confrontational tactics at the bargaining table. We were joined by Barnard and Columbia undergraduates, Columbia graduate students, members of UAW Local 2110 from across the city, and many more. We handed out … Continue Reading

Bargaining Update – through 6th Session (+ RALLY REMINDER)

Our rally outside the college’s annual fundraising gala (TOMORROW: May 3, 5:30pm) is shaping up to be a lively, popular event. We have commitments from a large number of you, from undergraduate and graduate students at Barnard and Columbia, and from allies in the NYC labor community. An update on contract negotiations: On Friday, April … Continue Reading

BCF-UAW On The Radio

Siobhan Burke and Sonam Singh, members of the BCF-UAW Bargaining Committee, sat down with WKCR 89.9FM NY, Columbia University’s non-commercial student-run radio station, to discuss our campaign for a first contract and the role of contingent faculty at Barnard College. Listen here! [aps-social id=”1″]

Our response to Barnard’s Provost

We, the members of the Barnard Contingent Faculty-UAW Local 2110 (BCF-UAW) Bargaining Committee, are writing in regards to the email you received from the provost earlier today. (The full text of the email is below.) Much of what was written was factually correct and we thank the provost for sharing the information. But there are … Continue Reading