Sinai Postdocs Vote Union Yes with UAW
Postdoctoral Researchers at the Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine have this week voted 317 to 37 (89.5%) to choose Sinai Postdoctoral Organizing Committee-United Auto Workers (SPOC-UAW) as their union and bargaining representative, according to ballots tallied by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The new unit, which is only the second postdoc union ever established at a private institution, will represent over 500 workers.
“We are thrilled with the outcome today,” said Elza Rechtman, a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Environmental Medicine and Public Health department and SPOC-UAW leader. “Having a union means we can finally start to make real improvements to our working conditions at Sinai. Our next step will be to democratically prioritize the changes we plan to bargain for.” Read more about the vote here, and follow SPOC-UAW on Twitter and Facebook!