Welcome! We are NYU Researchers United.
Through our union, researchers are improving the research experience at NYU and increasing our voice locally and nationally.
Researchers make essential contributions to the world-class research conducted at NYU, but many of us still struggle with high housing and other costs in New York City, 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.
We join a growing national movement of research staff and other academics forming unions with the UAW to improve our lives and our work. UAW postdocs, graduate student workers, and other academic researchers 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 research institutions to dramatically improve their working conditions through unionization with United Auto Workers, including right here in NYC. Graduate student teaching assistants at NYU, UAW Local 2110, were the first in the nation at a private university to unionize, and postdocs at Columbia University were the first to unionize at a private institution as well, UAW Local 4100, followed by postdocs at Mount Sinai. By building on their experience we can continue to raise standards for researcher working conditions across the city.
Hear from some colleagues about why they support forming a union for researchers at NYU.