Calendar

 
Mar
18
Fri
Davis Tax Info Session – Sacramento @ Blaisdel Library in the Education Building - Collaboration Room 1106
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At the first of our two membership meetings this month we’ll discuss frequently asked questions about taxes for postdocs, including issues affecting fellows and international scholars. As many of you know, filling out your taxes can be complicated and often the best way to get answers is to discuss with your peers. This is a great opportunity to do just that.

Mar
30
Wed
Davis Membership Meeting – Sacramento @ Blaisdel Library in the Education Building - Collaboration Room 1106
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At our second Campus Membership Meeting this month we will discuss job security for postdocs and how this can lead to better research outcomes. Another topic will be how visa length affects working conditions for international postdocs.

Please come and share feedback to inform our initial proposals in this year’s contract negotiations and help develop strategies for winning improvements to appointment and visa length.

We will also be electing campus stewards. These stewards will help plan campus events and actions, represent postdocs in grievances, and make sure postdocs at UCLA have a strong voice. All members in good standing are eligible to accept nomination for steward positions.

Mar
31
Thu
Riverside membership meeting @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At our second Campus Membership Meeting this month we will discuss job security for postdocs and how this can lead to better research outcomes. Another topic will be how visa length affects working conditions for international postdocs.

Please come and share feedback to inform our initial proposals in this year’s contract negotiations and help develop strategies for winning improvements to appointment and visa length.

We will also be electing campus stewards. These stewards will help plan campus events and actions, represent postdocs in grievances, and make sure postdocs at UCLA have a strong voice. All members in good standing are eligible to accept nomination for steward positions.

Apr
20
Wed
Davis Membership Meeting – Sacramento @ Blaisdel Library in the Education Building - Collaboration Room 1106
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we will focus on our Initial Bargaining Demands. We will be submitting these demands to UC on May 1st which effectively marks the beginning of the next round of negotiations. Join us to discuss these demands and how we can work together to win them.

We will also be electing campus stewards. These stewards will help plan campus events and actions, represent postdocs in grievances, and make sure postdocs at UC(X) have a strong voice. All members in good standing are eligible to accept nomination for steward positions.

And additionally this month we will elect our campus representative to the UAW 5810 Elections Committee. All union members are automatically nominated to the Elections Committee; we will accept nominations at the meeting and hold an election if necessary.

Refreshments will be provided!

Apr
27
Wed
Riverside membership meeting @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we will focus on our Initial Bargaining Demands. We will be submitting these demands to UC on May 1st which effectively marks the beginning of the next round of negotiations. Join us to discuss these demands and how we can work together to win them.

We will also be electing campus stewards. These stewards will help plan campus events and actions, represent postdocs in grievances, and make sure postdocs at UC(X) have a strong voice. All members in good standing are eligible to accept nomination for steward positions.

And additionally this month we will elect our campus representative to the UAW 5810 Elections Committee. All union members are automatically nominated to the Elections Committee; we will accept nominations at the meeting and hold an election if necessary.

May
18
Wed
UC Davis Postdoctoral Research Symposium 2016 @ UC Davis Conference Center
May 18 @ 8:30 am – 7:30 pm

2nd Annual UC Davis Postdoctoral Research Symposium

The UC Davis Postdoctoral research symposium is taking place on the May 18th 2016 at the UC Davis Conference Center.

Abstracts submission is closed, but registration to attend the symposium is still open, is free and includes lunch and refreshments. There will be on-the-day-registration at the registration desk but lunch and refreshments for not pre-registered participants is not guaranteed.

All the talks and posters have been selected and the panelists chosen. Click here to see the Schedule and line-up.

For questions or comments please contact The Chair of the Symposium Nicky Creux (nmcreux@ucdavis.edu)

We hope you can make it!

May
25
Wed
Davis Membership Meeting – Sacramento @ Blaisdel Library in the Education Building - Collaboration Room 1106
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In our last campus membership meeting before bargaining begins we will discuss how to make the university a more diverse, inclusive, and safe research workplace for all postdocs.

The discussion will focus on our goals of winning improved family friendly policies including paid parental leave and childcare support, enhanced protections against all forms of discrimination and harassment, and strengthening workplace health and safety regulations with an emphasis on protections against bullying by supervisors.

We will also recap the Week of Action against sexual harassment at UC which our union organized last month at UC Berkeley, and discuss what similar types of activities we might want to put on at other campuses.

Refreshments will be provided!

May
26
Thu
Riverside membership meeting @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

In our last campus membership meeting before bargaining begins, we will discuss how we can negotiate for benefits and policies that make UC a more inclusive workplace for all postdocs.

The discussion will focus on our goals of winning improved family-friendly policies including paid parental leave and childcare support, and enhanced protections against all forms of discrimination and harassment.

We will also recap our Week of Action against sexual harassment at the Berkeley campus last month, and discuss what similar types of activities we can organize at other campuses.

Lunch will be provided!

Jun
19
Sun
UC Riverside postdoc union spring BBQ @ Picnic HIll
Jun 19 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come celebrate the start of bargaining our new contract where we will negotiate for fair compensation, improved job security, and inclusivity and gender equity in the workplace, with some good eating, fun, and relaxation on campus at Picnic Hill.

Partners, children, and friends are most welcome. We will provide food and drinks but you are welcome to bring additional items.

Who: You, your family, and friends
What: Postdoc Union BBQ
When: Sunday, June 19th from 3-7 PM
Where: UCR Picnic Hill, 109 Picnic Hill Rd, 92507

RSVP’s are encouraged. Please email li.yu@uaw5810.org with any questions or concerns.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Jun
29
Wed
Riverside membership meeting @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we will share updates and discuss our first two bargaining sessions with UC representatives in June, as well as plans for upcoming sessions. We will also be discussing ways we can all get involved to win our demands.

Lunch will be provided!