Our fight for a fair contract continues! While today’s bargaining session didn’t yield significant progress (see details below), we remain committed to win the priorities established by a majority of postdocs and ARSs. To help build this pressure, we have two important events scheduled for next Thursday, 09/21/23:

Noon – Strike Informational Webinar

  • This webinar will feature postdocs from the University of California and the University of Washington.
  • They will share insights on how they successfully negotiated their recent contracts after going on strike. You’ll have the chance to ask questions and gain valuable tips for our campaign for a fair contract.
  • Hosted by us and SPOC (postdoc union at Mt. Sinai)

RSVP to join the Webinar and submit questions for them

 (the recording will be also provided after the event)

6:30 pm – Strike Town Hall/Membership Meeting

  • Join us for a Town Hall and membership meeting to discuss the progress of our bargaining efforts and the next steps following our Strike Authorization Vote.

RSVP in person (Morningside or CUIMC) or zoom here 

Quick recap from Today’s session

  • Today marked our 20th bargaining session, during which we presented our latest package.
  • The Administration reiterated they don’t want to alter the research funding structure. Consequently, they consider our requests for institutional support for housing stipends and child care benefits unreasonable.
  • After deliberation, we have mutually agreed to explore the involvement of a Federal mediator in our upcoming session.
  • We have also scheduled two more bargaining sessions for September 22nd and September 27th, pending the mediator’s availability.

RSVP for upcoming sessions

Thank you for your continued support! We look forward to seeing you at these important events to ensure a fair contract!


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