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Nov
4
Sun
Santa Barbara – Canvass for Rep. Salud Carbajal and Prop. 10 @ Carbajal Campaign Headquarters
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm

Walk precincts in support of Representative Salud Carbajal, who is running for re-election, and Proposition 10, which supports affordable housing in California. Are you in? Do you want to carpool? Please RSVP here.

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
Santa Barbara – AR General Meeting @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
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!

Nov
27
Tue
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Authorship disputes @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Nov 27 @ 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
4
Tue
San Diego – Pick-up Soccer Match @ John Muir Turf Field
Dec 4 @ 3:15 pm – 5:30 pm