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PostDoc Unions!

US PostDoc Unions
1st PostDoc Union in US and World: UCONN PostDocs
PostDocs after two or more years of struggle and fight with the administration to join a Union, finally succeeded and made history on Aug, 28, 2003 at the Uconn Health Center (UCHC), Farmington, Connecticut. The PostDocs won the election conducted by the permission of labor board and joined theUniversity Health Professional Local (UHP-) is a local affiliate of American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

University of California:
UC PostDocs Unionize
After a failed attempt to unionize during 2006, the UC PostDocs worked hard, fought against all odds and succeeded to join Union. On Aug 19, 2008 almost 5 years after UconnPostdocs unionization, another success story was published in Science magazine by Beryl Lieff Benderly stating that the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) approved Union card signed by 5000 UC Postdocs and made them eligible to join Union, unlike Connecticut PostDocs where a voting was carried out, the UC PostDocs were eligible directly to unionize once PERB verified. UC campus is the largest PostDoc group to unionize, the strength of PostDocs in UC is as large as the entire Canada's PostDocs?.

Rutgers University PostDocs Unionization
Rutgers PostDocs are working to Unionize?
PostDocs at the Rutgers are working with AAUP-AFT the local affiliate of their Union to unionize the PostDocs, the Rutgers Council of AAUP Chapter has put up this notice saying " PostDocs at the Rutgers University are voting to form a Union. You can help. Check this site....

UMass, MA PostDoc Unionization Efforts!

Canada PostDoc Unions
1st Canadian PostDoc Union- McMaster University PostDocs

McMaster University PostDocs and University of Western Ontario successefully unionized recently, McMaster will be the Canadian counterpart of UCONN PostDocs, they both are the Firsts. McMaster is the first Canadian PostDocs to unionize and they are on their way close to achieving first contract.

UK PostDoc Unions

European PostDoc Unions

Japan PostDoc Unions

China PostDocs

India PostDocs

Global PostDocs

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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.