Calendar

 
Feb
7
Thu
Berkeley & LBL — Researcher Happy Hour @ Matiki Island BBQ and Brew
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm

Drop by for some drinks and apps, connect with fellow LBL and Berkeley researchers, get answers to any questions you may have about rights and benefits, and discuss ways that we can further strengthen our researcher community.

Feb
28
Thu
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ LeConte Hall, Room 375
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership 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.

Lunch will be provided!

Mar
5
Tue
Berkeley – AR General Meeting on Initial Bargaining Demands @ UAW 5810 Office
Mar 5 @ 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!

Mar
14
Thu
Berkeley & LBL — Researcher Happy Hour @ Matiki Island BBQ and Brew
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm

Drop by for some drinks and apps, connect with fellow LBL and Berkeley researchers, get answers to any questions you may have about rights and benefits, and discuss ways that we can further strengthen our researcher community.

Mar
19
Tue
Berkeley — Researcher Coffee Hour @ Evans Hall Patio (Stanley Hall side)
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am

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!

Mar
28
Thu
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Postdoc Bargaining 2020 @ Latimer Hall, Room 425
Mar 28 @ 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!

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
Berkeley – AR General Meeting: All About Bargaining @ Tan Hall, Room 775B
Apr 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 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
11
Thu
Berkeley — Researcher Happy Hour @ Matiki Island BBQ and Brew
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm

Drop by for some drinks and apps, connect with fellow Berkeley researchers, get answers to any questions you may have about rights and benefits, and discuss ways that we can further strengthen our researcher community.

Apr
16
Tue
Berkeley — Researcher Coffee Hour @ Outside of Brown's (the picnic tables between Li Ka Shing, Morgan Hall, and Mulford Hall)
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am

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 how we can continue to build our researcher community!

Apr
25
Thu
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Union Democracy @ Hearst Memorial Mining Building (HMMB), Room 410
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What does it mean to get involved with our union? How are decisions made? What is the role of a steward, head steward or executive board member? With our next Postdoc Union vacancy election happening later this month and open positions at every campus, please join us at this meeting to discuss how our Postdoc Union democracy happens.

Lunch will be provided!