LBL Membership Meeting – Teaching Opportunities @ 33-106 and JBEI 4111 (lobby conference room) via livestream
Jul 31 @ 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!

Berkeley/LBL – Annual Union Barbecue @ TBD
Aug 11 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz – AR General Meeting @ Sinsheimer Labs, Room 201
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join this month’s general meeting to get the latest on where things stand with bargaining and discuss how ARs can utilize the new ARU / UAW 5810 Bargaining Petition to increase the pressure on UC.

Lunch will be provided!

Santa Cruz – Researcher Bonfire at Seabright Beach 🏖️🔥 @ Seabright Beach
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join fellow Academic Researchers and Postdocs for the UAW 5810 Summer Researcher Bonfire. You and your family are all invited! Please bring something to share if you are able. Feel free to bring your labmates and friends!

Please RSVP here! We will also hold a fun raffle! 🎟️ Small cash donations to play beach games are appreciated. All donations will support our Union.

Hope to see you there!

San Diego – Researcher Happy Hour @ BRF2, 2nd Floor Patio (next to club med)
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a Happy Hour with drinks, appetizers, board games and a raffle of a few cool items such as a wine tasting pass for up to 4 people, a March for Science t-shirt & more. Friends, family and all researchers are welcome!

RSVP here & add the # of guests you are bringing to help get a head count for drinks & food. Also, let us know if you would like to bring a snack or side dish to share with others.

All donations will go towards electing pro-science, pro-worker, & pro-immigrant candidates in 2020!

LBL Membership Meeting – Resolving Workplace Problems @ 33-106 and JBEI and JGI via livestream (Rooms TBD)
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we will 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. We hope you will join us for this important conversation.

Lunch will be provided!

San Diego Membership Meeting – Mental Health Resources for Postdocs @ Price Center, Roosevelt College Room (2nd Floor Above Subway)
Aug 29 @ 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!

Berkeley/LBL – Debate Watch Party @ UAW 5810 Union Office
Sep 12 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

For this month’s happy hour, we’re having a debate watch party! We’ll be gathering at our Union office in downtown Berkeley to watch the Democratic debate at 5pm on Thursday, September 12th. We’ll be joined by UC Academic Student Employees, UAW 2865, and the Sierra Club Employee Alliance, UAW 2103.

We’ll have alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for a small suggested donation, as well as snacks. Donations will go towards electing pro-science, pro-worker, and pro-immigrant candidates. And we’ll be playing debate Bingo with prizes for the winners!

Please click here to RSVP.

San Diego – Board Game Night @ Sun God Lounge (Price Center 2nd floor)
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join for a board game evening. Bring your friends and favorite board game(s) to the Price Center gameroom, where we will be able to use the pool tables, table tennis and foosball as well. Snacks will be provided!

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!