In the summer of 2018 we took an exciting step toward establishing CPW-UAW as our union. After a strong majority of postdoctoral researchers signed up for the union, we petitioned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to hold an election so we can vote to certify CPW-UAW as our union. The NLRB conducted two days of hearings to determine who would be eligible to participate in our union, after which our election was held and PARs voted by an overwhelming 68% to form CPW-UAW as our union.