We Won Our Union!

Through our union, Princeton University postdoctoral researchers are improving the research experience at Princeton and increasing our voice as researchers locally and nationally.

Postdoctoral researchers make essential contributions to the world-class research conducted at Princeton University, but many of us still struggle to pay high housing and other costs in Princeton, lack secure rights in the workplace, and face increasing uncertainty about our futures given the precarious nature of science funding and unstable regulation of visas and work authorization in recent years.

We join a growing national movement of researchers and other academics forming unions with the UAW to improve our lives and our work. UAW postdoctoral researchers and graduate student workers across the country have made a difference advocating for science research funding, fair visa and immigration policies, and better working conditions in all academic institutions.

We have already seen the power of organized researchers at major institutions to dramatically improve their working conditions through unionization with the UAW, like Columbia University, where researchers formed the first union for postdocs at a private institution in the United States, UAW Local 4100. By building on their experience we can continue to raise standards for researcher working conditions.

Hear from some colleagues about why they support the union for postdoctoral researchers at Princeton University.