Calendar

 
Oct
31
Thu
Santa Barbara – AR Unity Meeting @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nov
1
Fri
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Health Benefits Open Enrollment @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This month during our Membership Meeting, we’ll discuss the UC Postdoc Benefits Plan:

  • How does health insurance work in the US?
  • What is the difference between the HMO and the PPO medical plan?
  • What are my out-of-pocket medical expenses?
  • How to find a General Physician/Pediatrician/Dentist/Endodontist?
  • And more.

Especially helpful if you’re a relatively new Postdoc, or you want to educate yourself on all options before the Open Enrollment period starting on October 31.

Lunch will be provided!

Nov
5
Tue
Davis – AR Contract Information Meeting @ Life Science 1020
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Santa Barbara – AR Contract Information Meeting @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nov
13
Wed
Irvine – Writing Successful Grants @ Humanities Instructional Building (HIB) 135
Nov 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Writing and successfully obtaining grants is one of the most important skills in academia and beyond. It is also a tremendous endeavor for which any help is more than welcome. We are organizing a seminar “Writing Successful Grants” on November 13, as a follow-up to our successful panel featuring Postdocs and Academic Researchers back in the summer.

The seminar will be spearheaded by Dr. Melinda Gormley, a Research Development Officer at UCI, who has a decade of experience in research development working for UCI, the US government, and University of Notre Dame. Most importantly, many postdocs have great personal experiences working with Dr. Gormley as her advice, proposal review, and assistance has improved many fellowship and grant proposals.

Please RSVP here. This is an event and an important resource that you definitely don’t want to miss!

Dec
4
Wed
Davis Membership Meeting – Time off and Leaves for Postdocs @ GBSF 2202
Dec 4 @ 12:10 pm – 1:10 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we will be discussing Personal Time Off and the various kinds of leaves (Maternity, Parental, Personal, Medical, etc.) available to Postdocs, how to make use of those leaves when needed, as well as how paid sick days and holidays work under the contract.

Lunch will be provided!

Dec
9
Mon
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Time Off and Leaves for Postdocs @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we will be discussing Personal Time Off and the various kinds of leaves (Maternity, Parental, Personal, Medical, etc.) available to Postdocs, how to make use of those leaves when needed, as well as how paid sick days and holidays work under the contract.

Lunch will be provided!

Jan
24
Fri
Santa Barbara – New Year & AR Contract Celebration @ Woodstock's Pizza
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us on Friday, January 24 to celebrate a great 2019. This was a momentous year for our union, with many victories including Academic Researchers winning a great contract. Let’s celebrate our hard work, our research accomplishments, and our solidarity.

Please RSVP here.

Jan
29
Wed
Davis Membership Meeting – Housing Issues and Renters’ Rights in Davis @ GBSF 2202
Jan 29 @ 12:10 pm – 1:10 pm

Join us to discuss housing and renters rights. In the last few years community leaders including Postdocs and Academic Researchers have been engaged to change the conversation in Davis to support the creation of new housing. Here we will have a brief presentation on the history of housing in Davis and what has changed in the last few years including the creation of the Davis Renters Rights Ordinance. Lastly, we will have an overview of your rights as renters and recent new protections renters in Davis and across California have secured.

Jan
30
Thu
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Planning for 2020 @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us today for our first membership meeting of the year, where we will discuss our plan for 2020! This year we have the opportunity to protect and expand the rights of Postdocs and Academic Researchers at UC, as well as advocate for laws and lawmakers that help the research community.