Hear from a few of us on why we are working to build our union.
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Álvaro Cuesta-Dominguez is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics. Hear why he thinks postdocs should unionize.

Learn how a union can advocate for protections for international workers >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yoona Kang is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Genetics and Development. Hear her talk about her experience as a member of UCSF’s postdoc union and what postdocs at Columbia can gain from unionizing.

Find out what protections and benefits other postdoc unions have secured >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cora Bergantiños was an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Genetics and Development. Hear why she supports the union as a woman in science.

Hear how a union makes the academy more accessible for women >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subrata is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Genetics and Development. He supports a union so that new parents are guaranteed paid family leave.

Hear how a union can support postdocs with families >>

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Laura is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Biological Sciences. She supports a union because Associate Research Scientists and Postdocs can win better benefits when they stand united.

Learn how a union provides stability for postdocs advancing in their careers >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Romer is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Pediatrics. Hear why he supports the union.

Find out what collective bargaining can accomplish for postdocs >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roberto is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. He supports a union because academic workers deserve full transparency, not stressful opacity.

Learn how a union helps you put your research first >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paula is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Genetics and Development. She’s in favor of a union because foreign Postdocs need better support navigating visa issues.

Find out how international workers' voices are amplified through a union >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roxanne Toivanen was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Medicine. She helped organize the union as a political voice for individual rights, as well as the rights of the greater research community.

Find out how a union advocates for improved research opportunities. >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rafa was an Associate Research Scientist in the Pulmonary Medicine Department. He helped form the union because of the protections of a fair grievance procedure.

Hear why a grievance procedure is important >>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you support CPW-UAW?