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Jun
27
Wed
UCSF Mission Bay Membership Meeting — Postdoc Housing @ Mission Hall, MH-2110
Jun 27 @ 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
26
Thu
UCSF Mission Bay Membership Meeting — Postdoc Community Organizing @ Mission Hall, MH-2110
Jul 26 @ 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

Jul
31
Tue
Irvine – Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Engineering Tower (Front Patio Area)
Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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 of forming a union at UC!

Come have coffee, socialize and find out more about our current efforts. Feel free to bring along your colleagues, especially fellow Postdocs or Academic Researchers.

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Eric Montoya, Recording Secretary
Alexander Cho, Steward
Clare Flynn, Steward
Alicia Hall, Steward
Roberto Yus Peirote, Steward
Maryam Zahiri Azar, Steward

Aug
14
Tue
Irvine – Researcher Ice Cream Social @ Natural Science 2, Patio Area
Aug 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come beat the heat and enjoy some ice cream with fellow Postdocs and Researchers. We are cohosting an ice cream social with Academic Researchers United, a group of Project Scientists, Researchers and Specialists who are currently in the effort of forming their union.

This will be an opportunity to learn more about your union, ask questions and mingle with other researchers. Everybody in the lab is welcome.

Click here to RSVP and help us get a head count of how much ice cream to bring.

See you there!

Eric Montoya, Recording Secretary
Alexander Cho, Steward
Clare Flynn, Steward
Alicia Hall, Steward
Roberto Yus Peirote, Steward
Maryam Zahiri Azar, Steward

Aug
23
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Benefits Info @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
Aug 23 @ 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 irvine@uaw5810.org.

Sincerely,

Eric Montoya, Recording Secretary
Alexander Cho, Steward
Clare Flynn, Steward
Alicia Hall, Steward
Roberto Yus Peirote, Steward
Maryam Zahiri Azar, Steward

Aug
30
Thu
UCSF Mission Bay Membership Meeting — Benefits Info @ Mission Hall, MH-2105
Aug 30 @ 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
6
Thu
UCSF Mission Bay – Happy Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Oda (on the Mission Bay Campus)
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm

First Thursday Happy Hour is back! This month’s social will be co-hosted by the Postdoc Union and Academic Researchers United, a group of Project Scientists, Specialists, Researchers who are in the process of forming a union at UC. All are welcome to come socialize and network with fellow researchers. We will also be having a fun science themed raffle for our Voluntary Community Action Program.

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!

For more information about Academic Researchers United, click here.

Hope to see you there!

Matt Grimmer, Trustee
on behalf of the Stewards and Leaders of the Postdoc Union

Luke Bonser,
on behalf of the Academic Researchers United Organizing Committee

Sep
26
Wed
UCSF Mission Bay Membership Meeting – Local resources and recommendations for Postdocs @ Genentech Hall, S271
Sep 26 @ 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
3
Wed
UCSF Mission Bay – Voter Registration Table @ Mission Bay Farmer's Market
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Midterm elections are fast approaching, and we can help elect pro-science, pro-immigrant, pro-worker candidates! Election Day is November 6th, and we will be voting for federal, state, and local candidates, along with important ballot measures.

If you’re eligible to vote in the US, and if you haven’t yet registered to vote, you can do so here (or in-person at the Farmer’s Market)! Any California registered voter may request to vote using a vote-by-mail ballot. You do not have to be “absent” or “out of town on election day” to vote by mail in California. You may apply for a vote-by-mail ballot just because you want to.

You don’t need to be eligible to vote in the US in order to volunteer! In fact, many international Postdocs and students help out with campaigns.

In Solidarity,

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