s RECORD goes to press today, Columbia and Local 2110 of the United Auto Workers are continuing negotiations on a contract that expires at midnight, Sept. 30. Local 2110 represents approximately 800 clerical workers at Columbia. "I am hopeful that by Wednesday morning, months of negotiations will have concluded with a contract settlement that includes a fair wage and benefit package," said Colleen Crooker, vice president for human resources. "We will continue to work throughout Tuesday to achieve that goal." Current information on the negotiations may be obtained through the World Wide Web at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/hr/2110/.