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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
30
Tue
UCSF Parnassus Membership Meeting – Why the midterm election is critical to all Postdocs @ Kalmanovitz Library, CL-215
Oct 30 @ 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.

At this meeting, we will also be voting for a representative to the elections committee. The UAW local 5810 elections committee consists of one elected representative from every campus. We will accept nominations at the meeting and hold an election if necessary.

We will also be electing campus stewards. These stewards will help plan campus events and actions, represent Postdocs in grievances, and make sure Postdocs at UCSF have a strong voice. All members in good standing are eligible to accept nomination for steward positions.

Lunch will be provided!

Nov
8
Thu
UCSF Parnassus – Researcher Happy Hour @ Blackthorn
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our monthly researcher happy hour this Thursday! All are welcome to come socialize and network with fellow researchers.

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!

Hope to see you there!

Nov
13
Tue
UCSF Parnassus – AR General Meeting @ Medical Sciences Building, S-159
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for our next Academic Researcher general meeting. We’ll discuss the results from our comprehensive bargaining survey and what improvements we want to see at UC. This conversation, and others like it across the state, will inform the drafting of our initial bargaining demands for our first union contract with UC.

Dec
4
Tue
UCSF Parnassus Membership Meeting – Authorship disputes @ Kalmanovitz Library, CL-216
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Authorship and other forms of academic credit are of course important for our career advancement. We want to hear from you about how authorship disputes have impacted your experience as a Postdoc and how we can most effectively make progress on this critical issue in upcoming contract negotiations. Can you take a couple minutes to fill out our authorship survey?

Then join us for our monthly campus membership meeting where we’ll discuss disputes around academic credit, and strategies to make improvements in this area.

Lunch will be provided!

Dec
6
Thu
UCSF Parnassus – Researcher Happy Hour @ Blackthorn
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our monthly researcher happy hour this Thursday! All are welcome to come socialize and network with fellow postdocs. This will be our last happy hour of 2018, so please come celebrate the Holidays with us!

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!

Hope to see you there!

Jan
10
Thu
UCSF Parnassus – Postdoc Happy Hour @ Blackthorn
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm

Join us in starting off the new year with a Postdoc happy hour! This is our first full week back after the holidays, so come say hello. All Postdocs are welcome!

Hope to see you there!

Jan
29
Tue
San Francisco (Parnassus) – AR General Meeting on Status of Research in the U.S. @ MSB S-178
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for our first Academic Researcher general meeting of the new year! We’ll discuss existing recommendations to improve research in the U.S., including the 2018 NAS report: “The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through”. By understanding existing recommendations and reports, we can better craft bargaining proposals to support our careers and UC’s research mission.

All ARs are encourage to attend and lunch will be provided!

San Francisco (Parnassus) Membership Meeting – Individual Development Plans @ Medical Sciences Building, S-178
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Do you have an Individual Development Plan (IDP)? Are you familiar with what an IDP is and the benefits of having one? At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we will discuss Individual Development Plans, how to take advantage of them to help achieve your career and professional development goals, and current career development rights under our contract and how these rights can be improved upon. Come join us!

Lunch will be provided!

Feb
7
Thu
San Francisco (Parnassus) – Researcher Happy Hour @ Blackthorn
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our monthly First Thursday researcher happy hour this Thursday! All are welcome to come socialize and network with fellow researchers. Get to know new folks and bring out your labmates too!

Hope to see you there!