This morning, we started the first day of our historic union election. Read below for more information on voting times and locations (polls re-open today at 1pm!)

Since many of us began talking about forming a union more than a year ago, we’ve had conversations with colleagues across departments, town halls, and community events with other NYC researchers. We are proud of the unprecedented participation by Weill Cornell postdocs in this process, and the positive conversation we have established about the value of our work as researchers. We hope to continue that conversation through the process of collective bargaining.

Over recent years we have seen increasing numbers of academic workers, particularly postdocs, choose to form unions with the UAW to improve the researcher experience, including here in NYC at Columbia and Mount Sinai. Our reasons for voting “yes” have not changed, and we are excited to take this critical next step toward joining 100,000 academic workers in the UAW across the country. If you have any remaining questions, take a look at our FAQ.

You can vote at the following location and times:

Voting Location:

  • Belfer Research Building (413 E 69th St), 2nd floor, Room 204-C

Voting Times

  • Tuesday (TODAY), Nov 14th: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

  • Wednesday, Nov 15th: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

We encourage everyone to participate in our election and we will see you out on campus over the next two days.


Sahar Jalal