Our approach

Productive negotiations are characterized by transparency and by both parties’ good-faith commitment to the time consuming and complicated work required to reach an initial collective-bargaining agreement.

The University’s respective bargaining committees stand ready to engage the process in this manner and to reach agreement as expeditiously as possible.

Our principal goal is to ensure that every Columbia doctoral student can achieve the highest levels of intellectual accomplishment and personal fulfillment.

The Framework Agreement makes clear that academic judgments in service of our educational and research mission shall remain the prerogative of the University and that bargaining subjects will be determined with this in mind.