On November 12, 2020, representatives of the University attended the forty-seventh bargaining session with the union committee representing graduate student assistants. The bargaining session was held via video conference.
The Union raised concerns related to COVID-19, and the parties discussed the concerns raised. The University reported on its advocacy efforts and ISSO webinar offerings for international students.
The University presented a revised proposal on Leaves of Absence. The Union presented a revised proposal on Non-Discrimination. The parties discussed the revised proposals as well as the proposals previously presented on Management Rights, Discipline and Discharge and Tax Assistance.
The next bargaining session is scheduled for November 19, 2020. An information session with representatives from Columbia Health regarding student health benefits is scheduled for November 20, 2020.