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Temple University’s Rank-and-File Talk “Cops out of Unions”

Cops aren’t workers --- they’re weapons of the ruling class to attack workers and the oppressed. Despite what many of our union leaders say, building real union power means kicking cops out of our unions, and mobilizing from the bottom up to link our unions to a wider, class-wide struggle against the ruling class.

Jason Koslowski

September 20, 2021

CUNY’s Reopening Plan Is a Disaster in the Making

As the City University of New York prepares to welcome hundreds of thousands of students back to campus, workers say they don’t feel safe.

James Dennis Hoff

August 24, 2021

Colleges and Universities Poised To Repeat The Coronavirus Surges of 2020

As the Delta variant continues to spread and cases of coronavirus in the United States climb to levels not seen since February, many colleges and universities are nonetheless preparing for a year of in-person learning.

Olivia Wood

August 12, 2021

Temple University Rank and Filers Release Palestine Solidarity Statement

Rank and filers at Temple University in Philly are demanding their union local and national fight to end all support for Israel and join the cause of Palestinian workers.

Jason Koslowski

August 3, 2021

Graduate Workers of Columbia Reject Tentative Agreement in Historic Vote

The Graduate Workers of Columbia are the first graduate student union ever to reject a tentative agreement with their university. Student workers at other universities should take lessons from the successes of the strong fighting stance they have taken against the wishes of the union bureaucracy.

Olivia Wood

May 4, 2021

NYU Graduate Workers Continue Strike For Living Wages and Cops off Their Campus

After ten months without a contract, graduate workers at the largest private university in the United States are on strike for better wages, better benefits, and the eviction of the NYPD from their campuses.

James Dennis Hoff

April 30, 2021

Columbia Graduate Workers Organize to Vote No on Proposed Contract

Graduate student workers at Columbia will soon be voting on whether to accept a proposal for their first union contract. But the proposed contract sells out almost all of their demands.

Olivia Wood

April 20, 2021

Columbia Grad Students On Strike for a Living Wage

Graduate student workers at Columbia University walked off the job yesterday, demanding pay raises and improved health care. Read our report from the picket line.

Olivia Wood

March 16, 2021

Columbia Graduate Workers Set to Strike on Monday

After four years of organizing and two years of contract negotiations, Columbia graduate workers are poised to strike yet again to win their first contract. 

James Dennis Hoff

March 12, 2021