****Here is the latest action taken by the PostDoc Union Organizing Committee****.July 2, 2008
This week PRO/UAW filed our unionization petition with the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) of California. A majority of all University of California Postdocs have signed up for the Union! First of all, thank you for your support! You made this possible!
Second, we'd like to remind you of the process from here on out:
PERB will count the cards and then certify our Union when they have determined that we do indeed have a majority of all Postdocs supporting the Union. PERB will be the only entity reviewing the cards; the university will not see the union cards.
"PostDocs!!!" are young scientists with a PhD from any of the following fields, such as science, maths, commerce, arts & other disciplines?. Ever since the very first few postDocs were recruited (hired) at Johns Hopkins University in 1876, postdoctoral positions became integral part of research labs as well as an important step for career advancement for PhD degree holders in Science, especially Biological. PostDoc job was not at all necessary then but is an absolute necessity now