We are UW Postdocs forming a union to improve the Postdoc experience at UW and increase the political voice of researchers locally and nationally.

UW Postdocs make essential contributions to the world-class research conducted at UW, but many of us still struggle to pay high housing and other costs in Seattle, 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 the current political climate.

Together with the UW academic student employee union, UAW Local 4121, and other labor and community allies, the UC Postdoc Union has made a difference in increasing funding for science research, helping the State of Washington to stop the Trump administration’s discriminatory Executive Order, helping win an extension of the Optional Practical Training period on F1 Visas, helping win changes in Department of Labor overtime rules that led to significant pay increases for hundreds of UW Postdocs and much much more.