June 2, 2022
We held a fourth informational town hall, this time on zoom to ensure that those who were at higher risk for COVID-19 would have the ability to participate. We heard from unionized researchers from other institutions, went over updates, and addressed some of the unfounded claims made by the Sinai administration about our campaign.
June 1, 2022
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held a Hearing on the logistics of our election with representatives from Sinai Postdoctoral Organizing Committee-UAW (SPOC-UAW) and from the Sinai administration.
May 28, 2022
We organized a joint picnic with our unionized postdoc colleagues at Columbia University (UAW Local 4100) for postdocs around the city to meet up and share our experiences as researchers in NYC.
May 26, 2022
We held a third informational Town Hall to update postdocs on recent events on our campaign, including our NLRB petition and what we could expect in terms of a timeline to our election.
May 10, 2022
After an overwhelming 80% of postdoctoral fellows from across Mount Sinai signed up for the union, SPOC-UAW filed for an election with the National Labor Relations Board. We also delivered an Open Letter signed by nearly one hundred of us to Dean Charney asking Sinai to remain neutral and meet with us to discuss a fair, efficient process for verifying our majority support.
May 9, 2022
Organizers met to discuss recent progress and events and share our experience talking with hundreds of coworkers during the card drive.
May 5, 2022
We organized a happy hour for postdocs to meet each other and discuss why we’re forming our union in a more informal setting.
April 26, 2022
We held another open Town Hall to update coworkers on our progress and hear from unionized researchers at the University of Washington and Columbia about their experience.
March 18, 2022
We started signing up to form our union and completed an initial survey to begin developing our priorities democratically.
March 15, 2022
We held an open Town Hall to update colleagues on progress with building a diverse, representative organizing committee, discuss next steps, and get feedback.
We had hundreds of conversations with coworkers about forming a union and more people got involved across campus.
July 20, 2021
Based on the success of Columbia University postdocs in forming their union and negotiating improvements, as well as our colleagues at UC, UW, and other institutions, we reached out to them to learn more and ask for advice and help with getting started.
Postdocs organized during the height of the pandemic for greater childcare support. We started having initial conversations about forming a union