World Socialist Web Site 26 Mar, 2021 08:00 am

Oppose the UAW sellout of the Columbia graduate student strike!

Oppose the UAW sellout of the Columbia graduate student strike!
Graduate students at Columbia are resisting efforts by the UAW to shut down the strike.

At a meeting of the GWC caucus on Thursday afternoon, which included the members of the bargaining committee (BC) and members of the rank-and-file, the bargaining committee revealed that they would be making further concessions to the university.An audio clip, anonymously sent to the WSWS, makes clear that the UAW, in collaboration with members of the bargaining committee, is planning to sell out the strike as quickly as possible.We are not saying [to the bargaining committee] please don’t do this.” As things became more and more heated, a member of the bargaining committee moved to end the meeting without answering any of the questions posed: “We don’t know what we are doing, yet.

” The bargaining committee members then signed off of the meeting while being shouted down by members: “No more private meetings!The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) stands in solidarity with the student workers who bravely took a stand against the backroom machinations of the UAW and its collaborators in the bargaining committee.

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