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Feb
22
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Price Center West, Green Table Room (2nd Floor - inside Sun God Lounge)
Feb 22 @ 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,

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Fabian Telschow, Recording Secretary
Sreya Ghosh, Head Steward
Peter Ramirez, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward
Huang Zhu, Head Steward

Feb
24
Sat
San Diego – BBQ with Academic Researchers United @ La Jolla Beach
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We will have hamburgers and hot dogs. Please mark on the RSVP form if you have any dietary preferences or need a ride from UCSD. Also, feel free to bring a side dish to share with 5 to 10 people. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Friends and family are welcome!

San Diego – Working People’s Day of Action @ Convention Center Park
Feb 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

This Saturday, February 24, is the Working People’s Day of Action. Thousands of people will take to the streets across the country to protest economic inequality and demand the right to have a say in their working conditions.

In California, there are events across the state, starting on Saturday and extending into next Monday, when the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME. The case in question would limit the ability of public sector unions (including our union) to collect financial resources that are used to ensure rights and benefits for workers. This case is funded by corporate billionaires and is an attempt to limit the power of unions, which have historically been a driving force in fighting income inequality and institutionalized racism and sexism. Unions are also responsible for many of the benefits all American workers enjoy.

We encourage you to participate in any of the actions in your area, and if you are interested in continuing to fight back against this and other attacks against working people, join our Union! We are stronger together, and your voice, power, and expertise could help us secure even more rights and benefits for Postdocs.

Postdocs will be carpooling to the action after the Research BBQ. Please contact Manuel if you would like to join the carpool.

This is a great day to sport our Postdoc Union shirts! Let us know if you’re coming, but don’t have a Postdoc Union shirt yet!

In Solidarity,

Anke Schennink, President, UC Davis
Neal Sweeney, Vice President, UC Santa Cruz
Carlena Ebben Eaton, Financial Secretary, UC Berkeley
Zach Reinert, Recording Secretary, UC Irvine
Matt Grimmer, Trustee, UC San Francisco
William Kelly, Trustee, UC Davis
Lydia Majure, Trustee, UC Berkeley
Aaron Sullivan, Guide, UC San Francisco
Charisse Winston, Sergeant At Arms, UC San Diego

Mar
14
Wed
San Diego – Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ School of Medicine (Grass area in front of Club Med and MTF)
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join for a coffee hour co-hosted by the Union of Postdocs 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.

Mar
29
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Debugging your workplace @ Price Center West, Earl Warren Room
Mar 29 @ 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 sandiego@uaw5810.org

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Fabian Telschow, Recording Secretary
Peter Ramirez, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward
Huang Zhu, Head Steward

Apr
26
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Why all academic workers need a union @ Price Center West, 3rd Floor, Earl Warren College Room
Apr 26 @ 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,

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Fabian Telschow, Recording Secretary
Peter Ramirez, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward
Huang Zhu, Head Steward

Apr
27
Fri
San Diego – Happy Hour with Academic Researchers United @ BJs (by Whole Foods)
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm

Join for a happy 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 socialize and feel free to bring along your colleagues, especially fellow Postdocs or Academic Researchers.

Sincerely,

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Fabian Telschow, Recording Secretary
Peter Ramirez, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward
Huang Zhu, Head Steward

May
31
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting @ Price Center West, 3rd Floor Earl Warren College Room
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jun
21
Thu
San Diego – Pick Up Soccer Game @ Marshall College Field
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jun
28
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Teaching Opportunities for Postdocs @ Price Center West, 3rd Floor, Earl Warren College Room
Jun 28 @ 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!

Sincerely,

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Elisabeth Ghabache Head Steward
Anatoly Shabalin, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward