Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Postdocs Form Union at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Postdoctoral researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx voted 152 to 32 to form a union with the UAW. The new unit will represent about 230 workers.

“Despite the fact that postdocs drive the world-class research produced at Einstein, I’ve witnessed firsthand the lack of support many of us face in addressing our needs, especially during a cost-of-living crisis. Our international status compounds these challenges, making fair pay and adequate support crucial,” said postdoc fellow Rohan Misra. The new union “will allow us to advocate strongly for long-overdue improvements to workplace rights, benefits and family-friendly policies, and create a supportive work environment where our contributions are truly valued.”