Calendar

 
Mar
27
Wed
Davis Membership Meeting – Postdoc Bargaining 2020 @ GBSF (The Genome and Bioscience Research Facility), Room 2202
Mar 27 @ 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!

Apr
4
Thu
Davis – AR General Meeting: All About Bargaining @ Life Sciences 1020
Apr 4 @ 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
24
Wed
Davis Membership Meeting – Postdoc Fellowships @ Physics 432
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you in the process of applying for a fellowship or just thinking about applying for one? Confused or uncertain about the ins and outs of doing so? At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss best practices for applications. And your colleagues are often the best resource for demystifying the process so we’ll also hear from Postdocs about their experiences with fellowship applications.

Lunch will be provided!

May
9
Thu
Davis – AR General Meeting on the Promotion Process @ Life Sciences 3002
May 9 @ 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!

May
22
Wed
Davis Membership Meeting – Union Democracy @ Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facilty (GBSF), Room 2202
May 22 @ 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? Please join us at this meeting to discuss how our Postdoc Union democracy happens.

Lunch will be provided!

May
29
Wed
Davis – Researcher Happy Hour @ Davis Central Park
May 29 @ 6:00 pm

Come hang out and network with your fellow Postdocs and Academic Researchers, and feel free to bring other colleagues, friends and family! Call Emma at (530) 574-5661 if you can’t find us.

May
30
Thu
Davis – AR General Meeting: Lunch with the Bargaining Team @ Vet Med 3b, Room 3003
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Come meet with members of our Academic Researchers United/UAW 5810 bargaining team. We’ll review the basics of how bargaining works, get an up to the minute report on negotiations, and leave plenty of time for Q&A.

Jun
26
Wed
Davis Membership Meeting – Appointments and Job Security @ GBSF 2202
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What rights does our contract provide with regard to appointment length and appointment letters? What does a layoff mean? What if you find another job before your appointment end date? Join us at our next meeting to learn more about everything appointment-related, and hear from other Postdocs about their experiences. This is also a good opportunity to ask any other questions that you may have.

Lunch will be provided!

Jul
10
Wed
Davis – AR General Meeting @ GBSF, Room 3206
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for a short bargaining update, followed by a discussion about what’s next to win a fair contract! If there are specific topics that you would like to address (or if you have generally have any questions about bargaining), please fill out this form so that we can be sure to include your topic of interest.

Lunch will be provided!

Jul
24
Wed
Davis Membership Meeting – Teaching Opportunities @ GBSF 2202
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in gaining teaching experience as a Postdoc? In this month’s membership meeting, we will discuss opportunities for Postdocs to hone their teaching skills. We’ll talk about different kinds of teaching, whether formal or informal, and how to build those experiences into your CV. We’ll also discuss opportunities for teaching in the area, both within UC and outside.

Lunch will be provided!