Hello Deans, I have a question for you?. why are you so afraid?.
Why these people paint a bad picture of Union by twisting the truths about
the good principles of unions.
Do you know that Unions do not bother the faculties about hiring a PostDoc or to relieve a PostDoc from jobs, but Unions want the faculties to be mindful of their treacherous behaviors in mistreating PostDocs, Unions want the PIs to take care of PostDocs instead of abusing them. But, look what is happening all over the academic circles, the reality is there is so much of abuse of the current academic system by PIs, Deans and Chairman of research institutions, this is where voice of PostDocs become important, naturally they go to Unions to have a voice for PostDocs. Most of the University staff, faculties themselves are all already part of various unions but do not they want to see PostDocs to be forming Unions, why?.... Why?.
Not just these Deans and Univerisity Presidents, but also some outsiders and individuals 500 try to damage the good causes of Unions.
Where were these so called group of Deans all these years? what were they doing while they had the opportunities to solve problems related to PostDocs issues??.
Anyways, thought this news piece might be of some interest to Postdocs who are in the Unions already and to those who are thinking of following the Uconn, UC and Rutger's path................, Union is the best solution for Postdocs, just remember when you fight for your rights, you need justification, and do not stop your agitation until PostDocs gain their dignity.
Here is the News: Oh those funny Deans?
Research universities should prepare for the possibility that postdoctoral researchers will work to form unions by developing consistent policies on how postdocs are treated and establishing student support groups as alternatives to unions, a panel of deans said on Thursday at the annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools.
Postdocs have only recently started to organize into unions at American public universities, starting in