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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
7
Tue
Merced Membership Meeting — Community Organizing @ Science & Engineering II, Room 302 (SE2-302)
Aug 7 @ 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 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!

Mohsen Torabi, Unit Chair
Martha Kandziora, Recording Secretary

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
28
Tue
Merced Membership Meeting — Benefits Info @ Science & Engineering II, Room 302 (SE2-302)
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 merced@uaw5810.org.

Lunch will be provided!

Mohsen Torabi, Unit Chair
Martha Kandziora, Recording Secretary

Oct
13
Sat
Irvine – Researcher Barbecue @ Gabrielino Park
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for fall barbecue on Saturday, October 13th at Gabrielino Park. This is a great opportunity to share food, fun and conversation with fellow Postdocs, family and friends. Here are the details:

We will be joined by Academic Researchers (Project Scientists, Specialists and Researchers, many of whom used to be Postdocs) who are forming their own union, and it will be a great opportunity to create a stronger researcher community and network with each other.

Food will be provided. Drinks will be donation based and will help us to raise raise funds for our union’s Voluntary Community Action Program (V-CAP) to support pro-science, pro-labor candidates who will push back against the current administration’s attacks on science and international workers.

Please RSVP here to let us know if you are coming and if you are bringing any guests, so we know how much food we need, and feel free to bring a side dish to share!

Oct
20
Sat
Irvine – Canvass for Katie Porter @ Porter Campaign Staging Location
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Walk precincts in support of Katie Porter, who is running against Republican Mimi Walters. Are you in? Do you want to carpool? Please RSVP at the link.

Oct
23
Tue
Merced Membership Meeting – Why the midterm election is critical to all Postdocs @ Science & Engineering II, Room 302 (SE2-302)
Oct 23 @ 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.

Lunch will be provided!

Nov
3
Sat
Canvass for Josh Harder @ North Valley Labor Federation, in the old St. Clair Theater
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am

Join Postdocs from Davis, Merced and Berkeley to walk precincts in support of Josh Harder, who is challenging Rep. Jeff Denham. Meet in Modesto on Saturday morning

Are you in? Do you want to carpool? RSVP here

Irvine – Canvass for Katie Porter @ Porter Campaign Staging Location
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Walk precincts in support of Katie Porter, who is running against Republican Mimi Walters. Are you in? Do you want to carpool? Please RSVP at the link.