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Sep
21
Sat
Santa Barbara – Researcher BBQ @ Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come celebrate the last days of summer with fellow UCSB Postdocs and Academic Researchers. Colleagues, partners, family, and friends are welcome to join! We will provide the BBQ necessities and food! Drinks available by donation. Please RSVP here!

Sep
24
Tue
Merced Membership Meeting – Mental Health Resources for Postdocs @ Science & Engineering II, Room 302
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This month’s membership meeting will focus on the range of mental/behavioral health resources that are available to Postdocs. This includes what is available on campus, as well as off campus. We’ll also cover how to find providers under our HMO and PPO health care plans. And as always, we are each other’s greatest resource so any information or feedback that you can contribute to this conversation will be most appreciated!

Lunch will be provided!

Riverside Membership Meeting – Resolving Workplace Conflicts @ Webber Hall, Room 3239
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we’ll discuss the grievance process for resolving work-related concerns, problems and/or issues, including your rights under our contract. The grievance process is an essential component of contract enforcement. Please join us for this important conversation.

Lunch will be provided!

San Francisco (Parnassus) Membership Meeting – Resolving Workplace Conflicts @ Medical Sciences Building, S-163
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we’ll discuss the grievance process for resolving work-related concerns, problems and/or issues, including your rights under our contract. The grievance process is an essential component of contract enforcement. Please join us for this important conversation.

Lunch will be provided!

Sep
25
Wed
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Retirement Benefits @ TBD
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

For this month’s membership meeting, we have invited Laura Crymble, a retirement planner from Fidelity Investments, to present on the retirement plan options for Postdocs, including the Defined Contribution Plan (DCP), 403b and 457b plans.

You will have the opportunity to ask all of your questions about the plans, the various ways you can invest for the future, and what options you have when your UC employment ends.

Lunch will be provided!

Davis Membership Meeting – Resolving Workplace Conflicts @ GBSF 2202
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we’ll discuss the grievance process for resolving work-related concerns, problems and/or issues, including your rights under our contract. The grievance process is an essential component of contract enforcement. Please join us for this important conversation.

Lunch will be provided!

Irvine Membership Meeting – Retirement @ Biological Sciences 3, Room 2120
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
San Francisco (Mission Bay) Membership Meeting – Resolving Workplace Conflicts @ Mission Hall, MH-2110
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we’ll discuss the grievance process for resolving work-related concerns, problems and/or issues, including your rights under our contract. The grievance process is an essential component of contract enforcement. Please join us for this important conversation.

Lunch will be provided!

Sep
26
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Preventing & Resolving Workplace Conflicts @ Price Center, Roosevelt College Room (2nd Floor Above Subway)
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

No one starts a Postdoc thinking they will have a bad experience. Yet far too often, Postdocs encounter problematic dynamics in the lab.

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting we’ll discuss how to identify potentil workplace and address them before they spin out of control. We will cover protections for Postdocs outlined in our union contract and how to use our contract and the grievance process for resolving work-related concerns, problems and/or issues. Join us to share your experience with others & to learn how to inform other Postdocs of their rights.

Lunch will be provided!

Sep
28
Sat
Davis – Arboretum Run Fundraiser @ UC Davis Arboretum, Putah Creek Lodge
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am

Join us for a morning run or walk around the UC Davis Arboretum (3.5 miles) followed by breakfast in the park. Participation fee for Academic Researchers and Postdocs is $20 which includes the fruit and bagel breakfast. Family members can join for $5 and there are many bridges for short cuts if you wish.

This event will raise money for our Voluntary Community Action Program (for more info about VCAP, see http://uaw5810.org/take-action/v-cap-faq/), which helps support pro-science, pro-labor, pro-immigrant candidates in 2020.

Join us even if you don’t want to run! Breakfast will be good, and we’ll have family-friendly fun available. Donations will support efforts to build the conditions that lead to better working conditions and funding for science.

Please bring cash or venmo to @Emma-C-Skoog. Registration in advance here.