By forming a union, we not only can negotiate improvements to postdoc working conditions at Columbia, but can also join together with others to pursue a more just society. In 2018, postdocs joined the New York City march to honor International Women’s Day,  a day each year when women and others around the world come together to celebrate the struggles to advance women’s cultural, social and political equality. We marched alongside colleagues from GWC-UAW. One of the many reasons that postdoctoral researchers and graduate workers have formed unions is to negotiate stronger protections against sexual harassment and discrimination at Columbia.