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March 15, 2012

Do You Have a Science, Nature or Cell Paper...No..!, oh yea, You Pretty much Screwed! PostDoc Cartoon!

Thanks Lou Dobbs, a Good Challenge to Bill Gates and the likes, but Academic structure needs a overhaul Lou!!

PostDocs at University of Oregon close to Unionize?.. Next PostDoc Union in the making!

Though the original AAUP news do not specifies PostDoc but claims as three categories of faculties and researchers initiated Union mission, the Higher Ed Chronicles lists one among the category the PostDocs...

Chronicles of Higher Ed: Adjuncts and Postdocs Are Among U. of Oregon Faculty Who Vote to Unionize

March 14, 2012, 2:29 pm
A wide range of different faculty types at the University of Oregon have voted to form a union affiliated with the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers, according to a statementfrom union organizers. The AAUP says the formation of the union was supported by a majority of University of Oregon workers in each faculty category it would represent: tenured and tenure-track faculty, full-time and part-time contingent faculty, research assistants, research associates, and postdoctoral employees. The union will be formally certified once Oregon’s Employee Relations Board confirms the election’s results.

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Faculty at the University of Oregon One Step Closer to Forming a Union

March 14, 2012
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University of Oregon Faculty File Cards with Majority Support for New Union

Faculty members at the University of Oregon have moved one step closer to forming a union.  Yesterday, union authorization cards signed by a clear majority of faculty were filed with the state Employment Relations Board (ERB). 
The United Academics of the University of Oregon seeks to restore the voice of faculty in the university’s educational and research priorities. “We look forward to a cooperative and productive relationship with the University administration, based on a collaborative approach to meeting the needs of our students,” said Michael Dreiling, Associate Professor of Sociology.

Oh India......Shortage of 300,000 Faculties?....

The Chronicles of Higher Education news 
In Search of India’s ‘Missing’ Professors

March 8, 2012, 4:26 pm,   By Guest Writer,  The following is a guest post by P. Pushkar, a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University.
There are reports that India faces a shortage of 300,000 faculty members in its universities and colleges. It is estimated that the shortage will increase at the rate of 100,000 each year. These are big numbers even for a country of one billion-plus people and counting.

What is remarkable is that the faculty shortage is serious not only in poor-quality public universities and colleges, but even at the world-class Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).

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Univerisity of Washington PostDocs Forming Union- Latest University PostDocs to Unionize!

University of Washington, yet another top notch higher education/research institute known for an impressive history and record setting, rig...

UNION yes!!!

UNION yes!!!
Hello Grads-Say Yes to 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.