And that is very impressive, except for the doctorate degree holders (PostDocs or PostDoctoral Fellows) who work and live around the WU would like to see improvements in their working conditions, salaries, benefits and a better equitable treatment along with a Voice to be heard, and they realized they cannot have a voice without a organized structure for them, that is where "PostDoc"Unionization comes into picture.
The UW PostDocs already claimed to have majority support to form PostDoc Union, and they are going conduct an election, but a precursor to legitimize their unity is to get the approval of local labor boards to conduct election, since they got majority support among PostDocs at UW, they sure can win the election and on their way to form Union..!
Why UW PostDocs interested in Unionization: Linked
UW PostDocs will be the one of the several University PostDocs seeking to Unionize after the great success at UConn Health Center, University of California and a number of other university and institute's postdocs organized themselves for a better equitable work/life experience, we wish UW postdocs to succeed and empower themselves and make UW a better place.....!.
We are UW Postdocs forming a union to improve the Postdoc experience at UW and increase the political voice of researchers locally and nationally.UW Postdocs make essential contributions to the world-class research conducted at UW, but many of us still struggle to pay high housing and other costs in Seattle, lack secure rights in the workplace, and face increasing uncertainty about our futures given the precarious nature of science funding and unstable regulation of visas and work authorization in the current political climate.
More news to be updated as and when UW PostDocs make progress in this journey!.