TL;DR: Our election is coming up at the end of the month. Want to help win our union? Fill out this form!

Welcome back and happy new year! In case you missed it, grads and postdocs will be able to vote “yes” in an election later this month to officially form our union. We have a unique opportunity to make our voices heard and change our working conditions for the better. Read on for election logistics and details regarding info sessions/discussions on the election process, bargaining, and the benefits of unionization more broadly. 

Election details

  • When: January 31 and February 1 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Where: Ramo Auditorium Lobby
  • How: In person, except for eligible mail-voters assigned to work outside the LA area

Want to know more about what it means to form a union? You can read about what other academic workers’ unions have achieved for graduate students and postdocs, issues specific to international scholars, and frequently asked questions on the C/GPU website. There will be a zoom information session on January 19th at 12PM discussing what bargaining could look like at Caltech. RSVP to get the link! 

There will also be a series of coffee hours hosted by both grads and postdocs where you can discuss your questions in an informal setting. Swing by for free coffee, and keep an eye out for additional dates!  

Coffee hours

  • January 4th at 10AM in Linde Courtyard
  • January 9th 3PM in Watson Courtyard
  • January 10th at 10AM in Schlinger Courtyard
  • January 17th at 10AM in Linde Courtyard

Questions? Want to learn more about CGPU-UAW? Don’t hesitate to reach out at!

Towards a better Caltech,
Elina Sendonaris
Graduate Student, EAS