Here’s some news:
On Monday, April 19, Columbia University’s teaching and research assistants are going out on strike for recognition of our union, GSEU/Local 2110 UAW. The demand of the strike, which was called by an 80% majority vote, is that Columbia agree to recognize the union based on a card count (a majority of TAs and RAs working this semester have signed union cards). The strike follows two years of legal delays at the National Labor Relations Board, where Columbia is relying on the Bush appointees to overturn the previous ruling that gave graduate employees the right to organize.
Picket lines will be up from 8:30 am to 1 pm every day at 116th and Broadway. Not sure there are any VS-readers in NYC, though.