Last week, we voted by an overwhelming 91% to authorize our bargaining committee to call a strike if circumstances justify. If Mount Sinai understands the level of frustration so many of us feel, they should be prepared to make meaningful progress at our bargaining session tomorrow. The more of us who attend this session to observe first-hand Sinai’s response, the stronger the message we can send that progress is urgent.
RSVP for our Town Hall on Thursday, 8/31, at 12pm! (same form as above)
In order to discuss our next steps and actions we can take, and hear from other unionized postdocs, we have organized a Town Hall on August 31st from 12-1pm in Annenberg Room A5-205. Please RSVP by the end of the day tomorrow so we can order enough pizza!
Sign the letter against Sinai’s attempted threat to international workers!
Deans Eric Nestler and Marta Filizola recently sent every postdoc an email regarding the possibility of a strike including an unfair threat to international postdocs, for which we have filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge. Postdocs have started to circulate an Open Letter calling on Sinai to retract this attempt to intimidate international workers – please add your name above.
We will not stop pushing until a fair contract is reached. And, remember; we are not alone in this fight. Postdocs and other academic workers in institutions all across the US are organizing and forming unions to create fairer workplaces. Just today, our postdoc colleagues in Columbia announced the results of their Strike Authorization Vote, where a 98% majority of postdocs have supported the strike authorization, with 962 votes.
Let’s keep pushing. We are strong together.
All the best,
Genetics & Genomic Sciences
SPOC-UAW Organizing Committee
P.S. – we were out talking with the community last week about why we voted to authorize a strike and how a fair contract would strengthen research at Mount Sinai. Check out some pictures below!