Calendar

 
Aug
28
Wed
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!

Aug
29
Thu
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!

Sep
12
Thu
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.

Sep
20
Fri
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!

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!

Oct
30
Wed
San Diego – AR General Meeting @ Center for Neural Circuits Behavior- Large Conference Room (next to main entrance)
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Oct
31
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Health Benefits: Open Enrollment @ Price Center, Roosevelt College Room (2nd Floor Above Subway)
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nov
5
Tue
San Diego – AR Contract Information Meeting @ Price Center West, Marshall Room (2nd floor above subway)
Nov 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nov
6
Wed
LBL Membership Meeting – Health Benefits Open Enrollment @ 33-106
Nov 6 @ 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
14
Thu
Berkeley/LBL — Researcher Happy Hour @ Triple Rock
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm

Join your fellow researchers for our monthly happy hour. We’ll celebrate Academic Researchers’ huge contract victory, socialize and discuss how to further strengthen our Union!