Columbia’s RAs work long hours helping their fellow students navigate the transition to college life. After a year of organizing, they are confident they can win a union-recognition election.
The campaign hit the ground running when it launched in January. Two protests were held this week.
“They want to cut costs on the backs of the most vulnerable workers,” one union leader said during a rally outside Twitter’s NYC headquarters.
Fifteen students from different public schools around the city walked out of class on Thursday and protested at City Hall hours before the 2024 preliminary budget meeting.
“Let’s defend Lula’s presidency on the streets. It’s the people as one, out with the right-wing coup,” said one speaker.
“I don’t feel more fearful than I did before. But the fear is at the forefront of my mind now,” says one person we spoke with.
On Friday, Nov. 25 around 11 a.m., dozens of workers-rights protesters in New York City gathered on the corner…
“We need to show them that they are not allowed to get away with making all this money and not giving us a proper wage.”