Calendar

 
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

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

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

Aug
31
Fri
Los Angeles – Union Night at Dodger Stadium @ Dodger Stadium
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm
Sep
5
Wed
Riverside – Ice Cream Social @ Entomology Building, Patio Area
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm

Come beat the heat and enjoy some ice cream with fellow Postdocs and Researchers. We are co-hosting 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.

Sincerely,

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

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
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
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
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
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