BCF at the Barnard Gala on Tues 5/3

Barnard Contingent Faculty will be taking action with students, community members, and labor allies at Barnard College’s annual gala at The Plaza Hotel. Come out to celebrate teaching and learning at Barnard, to share the value of contingent faculty work, and to show your support for Barnard Contingent Faculty in our fight for a fair … Continue Reading

Our demand for a fair contract is being heard

We hope you saw the coverage of our Wednesday teach-in in the Columbia Daily Spectator. The teach-in was a huge success in bringing attention to our campaign for a fair contract and shining a light on the administration’s obstructionist tactics at the bargaining table. Over the course of the day the assembled group of Barnard … Continue Reading

BCF-UAW Teach-in on Weds 4/13

We’re having a teach-in! Drop by the Diana Center lawn to learn about Barnard Contingent Faculty and the context around our unionizing, as we negotiate our first contract with the Barnard administration. Distinguished contingent faculty will speak on issues related to teaching, learning, and precarious labor in higher education. Members of the BCF-UAW Bargaining and … Continue Reading

Contingent Faculty Awareness Week begins April 11

Thank you to all who attended the BCF-UAW info sessions in March. The meetings were productive in deciding what steps to take next as we continue negotiations with the Barnard administration. To stay strong at the bargaining table, we need to build greater awareness on campus about our union and our fight for a fair … Continue Reading

Bargaining Update – 3rd Session

At the third bargaining session on March 28, 2016, our bargaining team responded to a number of the administration lawyer’s initial proposals. In our counterproposals, among other issues, we insisted upon the composition of the union as decided before the National Labor Relations Board, we put forward strong language recognizing the union’s right to function … Continue Reading