Calendar

 
Nov
5
Sun
Riverside Postdoc Union BBQ @ UCR Picnic Hill
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dec
6
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Appointments @ Batchelor Hall 2158
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We invite you to join us for the last membership meeting of 2017.

We’ll talk about everything related to Postdoc Appointments:
* What should be in my appointment letter?
* My fellowship is for 3 years – how long should my appointment be?
* When should I receive my reappointment letter?
* Can I resign mid-appointment? How?
* What is the difference between “Layoff” and “Dismissal”?

If you have any questions about this topic, or any other topic, or just want to get more information about your rights, please join!

Lunch will be provided.

Jan
23
Tue
Riverside Membership Meeting – The Value of Strong Membership @ Batchelor Hall 2158
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We would like to invite you to our first membership meeting of 2018. During this meeting, we’ll kick off the new year with a discussion about our union values and how those values help us protect our rights and win together. During 2017, we accomplished huge contract enforcement victories, we planned and participated in global actions like the March for Science, and we used our Researcher Values petition to have important conversations with elected officials across the state. At this meeting we’ll make plans for the rest of the year to ensure that we continue to build momentum. It looks like 2018 will be full of challenges, and we would love to hear your comments and ideas about the priorities for our union.

Feb
20
Tue
Riverside Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Batchelor Hall 2158
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss the basics of filing Federal and State taxes, including issues affecting fellows and international scholars. Your peers are also an excellent resource for tax questions and this will be a good opportunity to ask questions and share information.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Liz Munoz, Unit Chair
Honghong Wu, Recording Secretary

Feb
23
Fri
Riverside – Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Patio outside Entomology
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a coffee hour co-hosted by the Postdoc Union and Academic Researchers United, a group of Project Scientists, Specialists, Researchers and others who are in the process for forming a union at UC!

Come have coffee and socialize, and feel free to bring along your colleagues, especially fellow Postdocs or Academic Researchers.

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Liz Munoz, Unit Chair
Honghong Wu, Recording Secretary

Mar
28
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Debugging your workplace @ Batchelor Hall 2158
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for “Debugging your workplace” for Postdocs. In 45 minutes, we will cover:

  • Dissecting your paycheck
  • Solutions to common issues Postdocs face
  • Reviewing your parental leave options
  • Overview of your health benefits
  • Steps towards transitioning out of your Postdoc

If there are other issues you’d like to discuss, email us at riverside@uaw5810.org

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Liz Munoz, Unit Chair
Honghong Wu, Recording Secretary

Apr
25
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Why all academic workers need a union @ Batchelor Hall 3106
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for our April Membership meeting next week. We’ll talk about academic unions in the US, including some exciting updates from Postdocs and Researchers across the country who are currently organizing their union!

This is also an excellent opportunity to ask your questions about the Union or any workplace issues in person.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Liz Munoz, Unit Chair
Honghong Wu, Recording Secretary

May
29
Tue
Riverside Membership Meeting – Retirement Benefits @ Batchelor Hall 2158
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

For this month’s membership meeting, we will discuss retirement plan options for Postdocs, including the Defined Contribution Plan (DCP), 403b and 457b plans, as well as the various ways you can invest for the future, and what options you have when your UC employment ends.

Lunch will be provided!

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

Jun
27
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Teaching Opportunities for Postdocs @ Batchelor Hall 2158
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in gaining teaching experience? In this month’s membership meeting, we will discuss opportunities for Postdocs to expand our teaching skills as part of career development. We’ll talk about different kinds of teaching, whether formal or informal, and how to build those experiences into your CV. And we’ll also discuss opportunities for teaching in the area, both within UC and outside.

Lunch will be provided!

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

Jul
25
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Postdoc Community Organizing @ Batchelor Hall 2158
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch will be provided!

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary