Calendar

 
Jul
31
Tue
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Community Organizing @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
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 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,

Kevin Brown, Unit Chair
Dhananjay Thakur, Recording Secretary

Aug
16
Thu
San Diego – Postdoc Union Happy Hour @ BJ's
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for our August Happy Hour, one week from today! Partners and colleagues are welcome. This is a great opportunity to meet other Postdocs in San Diego.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Aug
21
Tue
San Diego – Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ School of Medicine (Grass area in front of Club Med and MTF)
Aug 21 @ 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.

Sincerely,

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

Aug
29
Wed
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Health Benefits Info @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Aug 29 @ 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 santabarbara@uaw5810.org.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Kevin Brown, Unit Chair
Dhananjay Thakur, Recording Secretary

Aug
30
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Benefits Info @ Price Center East, 4th Floor, Governance Chambers
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 sandiego@uaw5810.org.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

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

Sep
7
Fri
Santa Barbara – Postdoc Yoga @ Chemistry Lawn
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm

Our very own Bastien Bonef has offered to put on a Vinyasa yoga class at the Chemistry lawn! Bastien is certified yoga instructor and will lead us through the one hour class. If it turns out well we can even make it a weekly event!

Here’s a video of Vinyasa yoga so you can get a general idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmZFwoUU3WQ.

If you have any questions about the event, you can ask Bastien directly: bbonef.prof@gmail.com.

Hope to see you all there!

Sincerely,

Kevin Brown, Unit Chair
Dhananjay Thakur, Recording Secretary

Sep
19
Wed
San Diego – Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ School of Medicine (Grass area in front of Club Med and MTF)
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for a coffee hour co-hosted with 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 cookies and socialize, and feel free to bring along your colleagues, especially fellow Postdocs or Academic Researchers.

Sincerely,

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

Sep
22
Sat
San Diego – BBQ with Academic Researchers United @ Kellogg Park
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We are hosting another Beachside BBQ  and would like you to join us. We always have a great crowd, grill food, play volleyball, share food and conversation with fellow Postdocs, family and friends. Here are the details:

Researcher BBQ (RSVP Here)
When: Saturday, September 22nd from 12pm – 3pm
Where: Kellogg Park (8277 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037)

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.

There will also be sangria ($3/$4 suggested donation) and raffle tickets ($3 each or 2 for $5) to 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 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 with 5-10 people!

Sincerely,

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

Sep
26
Wed
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Local resources and recommendations for Postdocs @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara and share your own recommendations.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Kevin Brown, Unit Chair
Dhananjay Thakur, Recording Secretary

Sep
27
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Local Resources and Recommendations for Postdocs @ Price Center West, 2nd Floor, Bear Room
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

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 Diego 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 Diego and share your own recommendations.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

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