Calendar

 
Sep
9
Sat
I <3 Science Funding 5K Run/Walk @ Clover Park
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

To raise money for our union’s Voluntary Community Action Program (VCAP), which helps us support pro-science/pro-labor political candidates and policies, we are hosting a Postdoc Union 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 9th!

This will be a really fun event for Postdocs and our families, friends and colleagues, and an excellent chance to get some exercise while socializing with fellow Postdocs! There will be a Pancake Breakfast on the beach immediately after the race, and everyone is invited to join!

Prizes will be awarded for the top three runners.

There is a parking lot that you can enter from Ocean Park Blvd just south of 28th Street. We’ll be at one of the tables on the side of the park closest to the intersection Ocean Park Blvd and 25th Street (on the 25th Street side), next to the playground, volleyball courts, and near the bathrooms. Look for the UAW 5810 banner.

If you would like to travel by transit from campus, take the Big Blue Bus #8 towards Downtown Santa Monica and get off at Ocean Park and 25th.

Please RSVP by clicking this link, and email agnellom@gmail.com with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sep
19
Tue
Santa Cruz Membership Meeting – Health Benefits @ Sinsheimer 301
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss the UC Postdoc Health Benefits, and generally how health insurance works in the US. Especially helpful if you’re a relatively new UCX Postdoc, or you want to educate yourself on all options before the Open Enrollment period coming up in October/November.

Sep
20
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Retirement Planning @ 2158 Batchelor Hall
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting we will discuss career development resources: how to take advantage of them, rights under our contract and how these rights can be improved upon. Come join us!

Lunch will be provided.

Sep
21
Thu
Los Angeles – Sci-fi Movie Night @ UCLA Postdoc Union Office (2nd Floor)
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join for pizza and drinks and a screening of Ex Machina. This will be a fun opportunity to hang out with peers, talk a little about coming union plans and relax with a good movie. Partners, friends and colleagues are welcome!

Ex Machina is about young programmer who is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I. The movie stars Oskar Isaac and Alicia Vikander and it’s about two hours long.

Sci-Fi Movie Night
When: Party begins at 6:30 PM, Movie will start at 7:00 PM
Where: UCLA Postdoc Union office, 1541 Westwood Blvd

The office is a thirty minute walk from campus, and you can also take the Big Blue Bus #1 or #8 to Westwood and Ohio.

Pizza will be provided, and there will be a cash bar for drinks with proceeds going to our union’s VCAP program. Please RSVP here so we know how much food to order

Look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

Ashleigh Morse, Unit Chair
Melissa Agnello, Recording Secretary
Allison Sharrow, Head Steward
Elizabeth Zuniga-Sanchez, Head Steward
Jijun Huang, Steward
Alec Marin, Steward

Sep
26
Tue
Davis (Sacramento) Membership Meeting @ Blaisdell Library, Room 1106
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Los Angeles Membership Meeting @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Merced Membership Meeting @ Science and Engineering Building II,
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UCSF (Parnassus) Membership Meeting – Health Benefits @ Kalmanovitz Library, CL-213-214
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sep
27
Wed
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Health Benefits @ Stanley 421
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss the UC Postdoc Health Benefits, and generally how health insurance works in the US. Especially helpful if you’re a relatively new UC Berkeley Postdoc, or you want to educate yourself on all options before the Open Enrollment period coming up in October/November.

Davis Membership Meeting – Health Benefits @ Physics 285
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss the UC Postdoc Health Benefits, and generally how health insurance works in the US. Especially helpful if you’re a relatively new UC Davis Postdoc, or you want to educate yourself on all options before the Open Enrollment period coming up in October/November.