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May
29
Tue
UCSF Parnassus Membership Meeting – Retirement Planning @ Kalmanovitz Library, CL-220
May 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For this month’s membership meeting, we have invited Nancy Pargot, a retirement planner from Fidelity Investments, to present on the retirement plan options for Postdocs, including the Defined Contribution Plan (DCP), 403b and 457b plans.

You will have the opportunity to ask all of your questions about the plans, the various ways you can invest for the future, and what options you have when your UC employment ends.

Jun
26
Tue
UCSF Parnassus Membership Meeting — Postdoc Housing @ Kalmanovitz Library, CL-210
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Access and affordability of housing is a concern for many, if not all of us. Please join us at this month’s membership meeting discussing the specific housing challenges UC Postdocs face, how the Postdoc Union can work to increase housing access, and all options that exist at our campus. We will also report back on the responses we got from the UCSF Campus Housing Survey.

Lunch will be provided!

Jul
21
Sat
San Francisco – Annual Potluck @ Golden Gate Park, Marx Meadows
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join fellow postdocs and academic researchers for our annual Postdoc Union Potluck Picnic, cohosted with Academic Researchers United. You and your family are all invited! Please bring something to share if you are able. Feel free to bring your labmates and friends!

Please email if you have any questions and if you’d like to help out. (Also, a small cash donation for alcoholic beverages is appreciated.)

Sincerely,

Juliane Winkler, Unit Chair
Alice Schoenauer-Sebag, Head Steward
Akua Gyamerah, Head Steward
Leila Mohammadi, Head Steward
Matt Grimmer, Trustee

Jul
31
Tue
UCSF Parnassus Membership Meeting — Postdoc Community Organizing @ Kalmanovitz Library 210
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The benefits and protections important to Postdocs are under attack because of a series of court decisions and policy changes, among which is the billionaire-funded Janus v AFSCME case against public-sector unions. Please join your fellow Postdocs at this month’s membership meeting to discuss how we can fight to protect our right to stand together and advocate for ourselves and our profession.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Juliane Winkler, Unit Chair
Alice Schoenauer-Sebag, Head Steward
Akua Gyamerah, Head Steward
Leila Mohammadi, Head Steward
Matt Grimmer, Trustee

Aug
28
Tue
UCSF Parnassus Membership Meeting — Benefits Info @ Kalmanovitz Library, CL-214
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This month during our Membership Meeting, we’ll discuss the UC Postdoc Benefits Plan:

  • How does health insurance work in the US?
  • What is the difference between the HMO and the PPO medical plan?
  • What are my out-of-pocket medical expenses?
  • How to find a General Physician/Pediatrician/Dentist/Endodontist?
  • And more.

Especially helpful if you’re a relatively new Postdoc, or you want to educate yourself on all options before the Open Enrollment period coming up in October.

If you have a question right now, feel free to let us know at sanfrancisco@uaw5810.org.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Juliane Winkler, Unit Chair
Alice Schoenauer-Sebag, Head Steward
Akua Gyamerah, Head Steward
Leila Mohammadi, Head Steward
Matt Grimmer, Trustee

Sep
25
Tue
UCSF Parnassus Membership Meeting – Local resources and recommendations for Postdocs @ Kalmanovitz Library, CL-214
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What do you wish you had known when you started as a Postdoc at UCSF?

At this month’s Membership Meeting, we’ll be discussing local resources that are available to Postdocs, including strategies to help new Postdocs get settled in San Francisco and Postdoc recommendations ranging from doctors and child care services to restaurants and hiking trails. Please join your fellow Postdocs to learn more about how to make the most of your time in San Francisco and share your own recommendations.
Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Juliane Winkler, Unit Chair
Alice Schoenauer-Sebag, Head Steward
Akua Gyamerah, Head Steward
Leila Mohammadi, Head Steward
Matt Grimmer, Trustee

Oct
4
Thu
UCSF Parnassus – Happy Hour @ Blackthorn Tavern
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us today for another First Thursday Postdoc Union Happy Hour! Come enjoy casual conversation, networking, and get to know your Postdoc colleagues. All Postdocs are welcome!

Hope to see you there!

Juliane Winkler, Unit Chair
Akua Gyamerah, Head Steward
Leila Mohammadi, Head Steward
Matt Grimmer, Trustee

Oct
13
Sat
Canvass for Prop 10 and Jovanka Beckles @ San Pablo Park
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On October 13, Bay Area Postdocs will be canvassing for Proposition 10 and Jovanka Beckles for Assembly District 15. Proposition 10 supports affordable housing in California and Jovanka Beckles is a UAW endorsed candidate running for State Assembly in the district that spans from Richmond to North Oakland, including Berkeley. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate, regardless of whether you are eligible to vote! Please RSVP here.

Oct
30
Tue
UCSF Parnassus Membership Meeting – Why the midterm election is critical to all Postdocs @ Kalmanovitz Library, CL-215
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for a membership meeting on the upcoming midterm elections! Postdocs have a lot to gain during the upcoming November 6 election. We’ll briefly discuss what’s at stake, how the federal and state law-making process works, and how science and research are impacted. We’ll also present our Science Slate, including our endorsed California propositions.

At this meeting, we will also be voting for a representative to the elections committee. The UAW local 5810 elections committee consists of one elected representative from every campus. We will accept nominations at the meeting and hold an election if necessary.

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 UCSF have a strong voice. All members in good standing are eligible to accept nomination for steward positions.

Lunch will be provided!

Nov
8
Thu
UCSF Parnassus – Researcher Happy Hour @ Blackthorn
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our monthly researcher happy hour this Thursday! All are welcome to come socialize and network with fellow researchers.

If you are not a part of our Postdoc Union and would like to be, please click here to sign up. Additionally, if you have any questions about membership or our Union in general, please email us!

Hope to see you there!