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Aug
16
Thu
LBL – Coffee Hour @ LBL Cafeteria Patio
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm

Our union will host another coffee hour on Thursday, August 16th at 3 PM. Drop by to have a cup of coffee, 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!

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Nils Zimmermann, Unit Chair
Mamun Miah, Recording Secretary
Laurie Stephey, Head Steward

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
29
Wed
LBL Membership Meeting – Benefits Info @ Perseverance Hall, Room 54-130
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 lbl@uaw5810.org.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Nils Zimmermann, Unit Chair
Mamun Miah, Recording Secretary
Laurie Stephey, Head Steward

Sep
12
Wed
LBL – Coffee Hour @ LBL Cafeteria Patio
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm

Drop by to have a cup of coffee, 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!

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Nils Zimmermann, Unit Chair
Mamun Miah, Recording Secretary
Laurie Stephey, 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
26
Wed
LBL Membership Meeting – Local resources and recommendations for Postdocs @ Building 70A, Room 3377
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

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,

Mamun Miah, Recording Secretary
Laurie Stephey, Head Steward

Oct
10
Wed
LBL – Coffee Hour @ LBL Cafeteria Patio
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm

Drop by to have a cup of coffee, 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 researcher community.

Hope to see you there!

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
17
Wed
Berkeley & LBL — Happy Hour @ The Daily Pint
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm

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

Oct
31
Wed
LBL Membership Meeting – Why the midterm election is critical to all Postdocs @ Building 54 (Perseverance Hall), Room 130
Oct 31 @ 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!