Largest Strike in America: Columbia Student Workers Demand a Fair Contract
3,000 Columbia student workers are fighting for a livable wage, health benefits, and more.
The biggest strike in America right now is happening at Columbia University, where 3,000 student workers are fighting for a livable wage, health benefits, and more.
Columbia says it can’t afford workers’ demands — after its most lucrative year in 10 years. With an endowment of $14.4 billion dollars, Columbia University is as powerful as a Fortune 500 company. But the student workers who make the university run aren’t paid enough to live on.
We spoke with striking workers who are fighting back.