In order to qualify for strike benefits you must participate in the equivalent of 20 hours of strike duty per week (e.g. five 4-hour shifts on the picket line or other activity that supports the strike.)
Our picket line continued strong yesterday with visits from faculty supporters, NY State Senator Jessica Ramos, NY State Assemblymember Alex Bores, UAW Region 9A Director Brandon Mancilla, and NewsGuild President Susan DeCarava. You can listen to their inspiring words here.
We also spent the morning handing flyering outside of Sinai Board of Trustees members’ offices, talking with community members and other workers in the buildings about our strike, and how the Trustees could help reach a fair agreement with Sinai. We had some great conversations with people so we’ll be out there again this morning – Let us know if you want to help flyer!
Our strike has been covered by Status Coup, Inside Higher Education, NYC Central Labor Council, and The Chief Leader. We expect coverage from several more local and national outlets as well as a longer feature from More Perfect Union coming out next week.
We have reached out to Sinai for clarification and time to meet to discuss the data discrepancies in their presentation on housing vacancy. Join us for today’s actions to show Sinai that postdocs are standing firm in our demands for equity and housing affordability– and for a brighter future for scientists:
Everything we do to make our strike stronger shows Sinai that these words are meaningful to us. Our struggle is shared by so many scientists across the country. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any ideas, questions, or thoughts.