Cries of “Contract! Now!” echoed down Broadway and 116th Street today as the strike captains of the Graduate Workers of Columbia-United Auto Workers pounded chant rhythms on buckets. One year ago, the GWC-UAW authorized the bargaining committee to initiate a strike with 96 percent support. Now, after two years of unsuccessful negotiations with the University and the failure of 11th-hour negotiations on Sunday, student workers plan to strike indefinitely....
By Selina Yang
I had just finished packing my bags and was ready to board a plane to New York City. It was mid-August, and I was scrolling through my social media feed, filled with fresh faces that I had followed from the class of 2024 Instagram page. I remember telling myself, “Some of these people might even become your closest friends,” which made me feel excited and nauseated at the same time. Overall, however, I was looking forward to being able to meet these people on campus—in real life—even if it was going to be socially-distanced....