wishes to inform our members that the Student Workers of Columbia
– whose members include students in the Historic Preservation masters and PhD programs – remain on strike. They are striking for core demands including a living wage, dental insurance, and neutral third-party arbitration, including for cases of harassment against student workers. Columbia made an unprecedentedly high $3.3 billion in net assets during the pandemic, while faculty, staff, and student workers experienced pay freezes and austerity.
Based on these demands, student workers have been on strike since November 3. The Student Workers state that “This is not a strike against faculty; it is a strike against Columbia administrators for the way they have treated all academic workers in this institution.”
The striking workers are not being paid. If you wish to support the workers to help them pay their bills and handle financial emergencies, you can donate to their hardship fund.