March 30, 2010
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March 23, 2010
A recent survey found that Postdocs were the primary author on 43% of the articles in Science magazine, the premiere research journal in the world.
Despite their critical importance to the academic machine, postdoctoral researchers have not been granted many of the basic benefits that most other employees at universities enjoy. As a result of these disparate benefits, postdocs in California unionized a few years ago, joining the PRO/UAW union, which now represents over 5,000 postdocs working for UC schools. Negotiations between UC and the PRO/UAW have been ongoing since December of 2008, but right now it looks like negotiations have stalled over wages, as UC President Mark Yudof doesn’t want to budge on this issue. Here are some of the benefits the postdocs are seeking:
University of Washington, yet another top notch higher education/research institute known for an impressive history and record setting, rig...
Finally, despite all the odds of science funding cuts and change in politics, policies in DC, Francis S. Collins and Thomas E.Perez's...
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PostDocs in research labs face pierce competition because a colleague or a graduate student is working along the same problem or area in whi...
UCONN Postdocs- Chronology of Unionization (to be updated...!)
- March 17, 2004, Uconn Health Center Postdocs ratify contract
- PostDocs Join UHP-AFT Local:-Amendment of Contract
- August 28, 2003, Votes Counted Postdocs won
- Sept 3, 2003, By Pete Keefe, Health Center PostDocs Vote to Join Union
- Aug 28 Won the Election
- August 28, 2003 UCHC Postdocs Voting Day
- 2003, Uconn Postdocs vote for Union
Here is the PostDoc Wheel of PRO/UAW, this is like the Wheel of Dhamma of Lord Buddha's that is a symbol of justice and liberation. The latest news from PRO/UAW is very promising to the 5000 or more postdocs in different campuses of University of California System.
The Union for Postdoctoral Researchers at the University of California
PRO/UAW is the Union for over 5,000 Postdoctoral Researchers at the University of California. By signing up a majority of Postdocs, we can exercise our legal rights to bargain with UC. Postdoc representatives we choose will survey us to determine priorities and will then negotiate a contract with UC. We can negotiate for improvements in wages, hours, benefits, and terms and conditions of employment. Postdocs will then have an opportunity to democractically approve the agreement that UC and our bargaining team reach, before it becomes a binding contract.