Nature publications is out of touch with postdoc activities, especially postdoc union. First they wrote post doc union been failing, then they saw the Uconn and other universities succeed, changed their tones bit, now they write disgruntedly oh there are only few post doc unions, gosh wake up Nature!!, there is so much happening, until few years ago PostDoc Union was a tabooooooo?. You can't even strike a dialogue, now there are union contracts moving along successfully, you must get out of your frogs well and write exactly what is going on in many campuses.....PostDoc Unionization is reality.
"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