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Jul
17
Tue
Berkeley — Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Wurster Hall
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Our union and Academic Researchers United will co-host a coffee hour on Tuesday, July 17. Drop by to have a cup of coffee and mingle with fellow researchers!

We’ve made Berkeley a great place to be a Postdoc because we work together to advocate for ourselves and our research community, and that’s possible because Postdocs overwhelmingly choose to become members. If you aren’t a member of our union yet, click here!

Hope to see you there!

Jul
19
Thu
Berkeley & LBL — Happy Hour @ UAW 5810 Office
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for on July 19th for our July Postdoc Happy Hour! Stop by to have a drink and some finger food, socialize, and meet new Postdocs from UC Berkeley and LBL.

Bring your colleagues who want to learn more or get involved with our union!

Jul
26
Thu
Berkeley Membership Meeting — Postdoc Community Organizing @ Hilgard 112
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,

Claire Dodd, Unit Chair
Heather M. Harris, Recording Secretary
Kaveh Gharehbaghi, Head Steward
Aman Gill, Head Steward
Mark Ho, Head Steward
Ian McFarlane, Head Steward

Aug
15
Wed
Berkeley — Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Terrace Cafe
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am

Our union and Academic Researchers United and will co-host a coffee hour on Wednesday, August 15 at 10:30 AM. Drop by to have a cup of coffee and mingle with fellow Postdocs, and meet Berkeley Academic Researchers!

Berkeley is a great place to be a Postdoc because we work together to advocate for ourselves and our research community, and that’s possible because Postdocs overwhelmingly choose to become members. If you aren’t a member of our union yet, click here!

Hope to see you there!

UAW Local 5810 – Berkeley Elected Leadership
Claire Dodd, Unit Chair
Heather M. Harris, Recording Secretary
Kaveh Gharehbaghi, Head Steward
Aman Gill, Head Steward
Mark Ho, Head Steward
Ian McFarlane, Head Steward

Academic Researchers United – Berkeley Organizing Committee
Holly Aaron, Specialist
Joshua Carlson, Assistant Project Scientist
Vincent Guacci, Assistant Researcher
Howard Isaacson, Specialist
Bo Liu, Associate Specialist
Sa Liu, Associate Researcher
Isabella Rauch, Associate Specialist
Anatalia Robles, Associate Specialist
Adam Zeilinger, Associate Specialist

Aug
19
Sun
Berkeley/LBL – Annual Union Barbecue @ Live Oak Park (Picnic Area #2) at Berryman Street between Shattuck Avenue and Oxford Street in Berkeley
Aug 19 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

We would like to invite you to join us at our annual Postdoc and Academic Researchers BBQ at Live Oak Park in Berkeley! Come celebrate summer, meet your fellow UC Berkeley, LBL Postdocs, and Academic Researchers and enjoy food and conversation. We will provide the BBQ necessities and food and beverages will be available by donation. Partners, family, and friends are welcome to join.

The park has a kid’s playground, grassy areas, shady trees, and a tiny creek.

Please RSVP here, so we can buy enough food. If you can volunteer to help out, please indicate that on the RSVP form as well. If you have any questions, please email Hannah.

We hope you can make it!

On behalf of the UC Berkeley and LBL Stewards:

Nils Zimmermann, Unit Chair
Mamun Miah, Recording Secretary
Laurie Stephey, Head Steward
Claire Dodd, Unit Chair
Heather M. Harris, Recording Secretary
Kaveh Gharehbaghi, Head Steward
Aman Gill, Head Steward
Mark Ho, Head Steward
Ian McFarlane, Head Steward

Aug
30
Thu
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Benefits Info @ Cory Hall, Room 400
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 berkeley@uaw5810.org.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Claire Dodd, Unit Chair
Heather M. Harris, Recording Secretary
Kaveh Gharehbaghi, Head Steward
Aman Gill, Head Steward
Mark Ho, Head Steward
Ian McFarlane, Head Steward

Sep
11
Tue
Berkeley — Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Picnic tables between Li Ka Shing, Genetics and Plant Biology, Morgan, and Mulford
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm

The Postdoc Union (UAW Local 5810) and Academic Researchers United, a group of Project Scientists, Specialists, Researchers, and others who are in the process of forming a union at UC, are co-hosting a coffee hour! Drop by to have a cup of coffee and connect with fellow researchers, get answers to any questions you may have about rights and benefits, and discuss ways that we can build our membership!

We’ve made Berkeley a great place to be a Postdoc because we work together to advocate for ourselves and our research community, and that’s possible because Postdocs overwhelmingly choose to become members. If you aren’t a member of our union yet, click here!

Hope to see you there!

Claire Dodd, Unit Chair
Heather M. Harris, Recording Secretary
Kaveh Gharehbaghi, Head Steward
Aman Gill, Head Steward
Mark Ho, Head Steward
Ian McFarlane, Head Steward

Sep
19
Wed
Berkeley & LBL — Happy Hour @ The Daily Pint
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for our September Postdoc Happy Hour! Stop by to have a drink and some finger food, socialize, and meet new Postdocs from UC Berkeley and LBL.

Sep
27
Thu
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Local Resources and Recommendations @ Cory Hall, Room 400
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

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 Berkeley 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 Berkeley and share your own recommendations.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Claire Dodd, Unit Chair
Heather M. Harris, Recording Secretary
Kaveh Gharehbaghi, Head Steward
Aman Gill, Head Steward
Mark Ho, Head Steward
Ian McFarlane, Head Steward

Oct
11
Thu
Berkeley — Researcher Coffee Hour @ Evans Hall (outdoor patio on the side that faces Stanley)
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm

Drop by to have a cup of coffee and connect with fellow researchers, get answers to any questions you may have about rights and benefits, and discuss ways that we can further strengthen our research community!

We’ve made Berkeley a great place to be a Postdoc because we work together to advocate for ourselves and our research community, and that’s possible because Postdocs overwhelmingly choose to become members. If you aren’t a member of our union yet, click here!

Hope to see you there!

Claire Dodd, Unit Chair
Kaveh Gharehbaghi, Head Steward
Aman Gill, Head Steward
Mark Ho, Head Steward
Ian McFarlane, Head Steward