Calendar

 
Dec
4
Tue
Irvine Membership Meeting – Authorship disputes @ TBD
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
12
Wed
Irvine – Postdoc and Academic Researcher Social @ Natural Sciences 2, Room 4206
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm

Meet other UCI Postdocs and Researchers, socialize, and expand your network! We’ll be celebrating an Academic Researchers United (Project Scientists, Researchers, and Specialists) milestone: obtaining majority support for our unionization effort.

Hot coffee, cold beverages, cookies and snacks provided. Your labmates and colleagues are welcome too!

Jan
30
Wed
Irvine – AR General Meeting on Status of Research in the U.S. @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
Jan 30 @ 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!

Feb
7
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Individual Development Plans @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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!

Mar
7
Thu
Irvine – AR General Meeting on Initial Bargaining Demands @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for a very exciting meeting to discuss the initial set of demands that our union will submit to UC in advance of bargaining the first UC Academic Researcher union contract! These demands have been crafted based on the feedback from thousands of ARs via the comprehensive bargaining survey.

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

Apr
4
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this meeting we’ll discuss the basics of filing Federal and State taxes, including issues affecting fellows and international scholars. We will also discuss how recent changes to the tax law will impact Postdocs. Your peers are also an excellent resource for tax questions and this will be a good opportunity to ask questions and share information.

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.

Lunch will be provided!

Apr
9
Tue
Irvine – AR General Meeting: All About Bargaining @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Now that we’ve pushed UC to drop its objections to our union, bargaining will begin soon! With that exciting news in mind, we invite you to join for a meeting to give us your feedback and learn about the bargaining process and how you can be involved – including helping to develop specific proposals, outreach to other ARs, political action, communicating personal stories, and much more.

Lunch will be provided!

Apr
30
Tue
Irvine Membership Meeting – Postdoc Bargaining 2020 @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

With our current Postdoc Union contract set to expire in just over a year, it’s time to start thinking about our next round of bargaining with UC. At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss the basics of bargaining, including what it means to collectively bargain and how the process works. Then we’ll generate ideas for what issues we should prioritize and how Postdocs can most effectively exercise our collective power to win a great contract in 2020!

Lunch will be provided!

May
9
Thu
Irvine – Researcher Coffee hour @ Seating area next to Biological Sciences 3 (building 519)
May 9 @ 4:00 pm

Drop by to have a cup of coffee and connect with fellow Postdocs and Researchers, get answers to any questions you may have about rights and benefits, and discuss how we can continue to build our researcher community!

May
16
Thu
Irvine – AR General Meeting on the Promotion Process @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bargaining officially begins on May 14 at UCLA for the first-ever contract for Academic Researchers! At this month’s meeting we’ll discuss AR experiences with promotion, what works and doesn’t work about current procedures, and brainstorm ways that we can negotiate a more fair and transparent process. Anyone who is interested in this topic should please come and share your ideas!!

Lunch will be provided!