Calendar

 
Oct
24
Wed
UCSF Mission Bay – Don’t be Spooked! 👻 Union and Grievance Training @ Mission Hall, Room 2100
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn more about the contract, what a union steward does & how to help your colleagues when problems arise! There will be presentations from Anke Schennink, UAW 5810 President, and Matt Grimmer, UAW 5810 Trustee. Refreshments will be provided!

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!

Oct
31
Wed
UCSF Mission Bay Membership Meeting – Why the midterm election is critical to all Postdocs @ Mission Hall, MH-2110
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.

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
6
Tue
Berkeley — Researcher Coffee Hour @ Evans Hall (outdoor patio on the side that faces Stanley)
Nov 6 @ 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

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.

LBL – Coffee Hour @ LBL Cafeteria Patio
Nov 13 @ 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!

Nov
14
Wed
San Diego – Researcher Coffee hour @ School of Medicine (Grass area in front of Club Med and MTF)
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am

Bring your mug and grab some free coffee and cookies!

As Postdocs we negotiated our low-cost health plans through our union contract and in this open enrollment period we can now enroll Domestic Partners! Any changes you make need to be submitted by Nov. 20th, and will apply starting in January of 2018.

So if you have any questions come to our coffee hour, this is a great opportunity to get them answered, and share your experience with other Postdocs!

Davis – Postdoc social and science café @ G Street Wunderbar
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm

Come and join your fellow Postdocs at next week’s Davis Science Café where Professor Moshe Rosenberg will talk about the discovery and evolution of cheese. This will be a great opportunity to socialize with other scientists during and after the talk, and enjoy a drink from the bar.

Nov
20
Tue
LBL – Researcher Coffee Hour @ LBL Cafeteria
Nov 20 @ 3:00 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!