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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
25
Wed
Irvine Membership Meeting – Retirement @ Biological Sciences 3, Room 2120
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Oct
30
Wed
Irvine – AR Unity Meeting @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
31
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Health Benefits Open Enrollment @ Biological Sciences 3, Room 2120
Oct 31 @ 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.

If you have a question right now, feel free to let us know at irvine@uaw5810.org.

Lunch will be provided!

Nov
5
Tue
Irvine – AR Contract Information Meeting @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
Nov 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 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
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!

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!

Dec
3
Tue
Irvine Membership Meeting – Time Off and Leaves for Postdocs @ McGaugh Hall (building 503), room 4205
Dec 3 @ 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!

Dec
5
Thu
Berkeley/LBL – End of Year Party and AR Contract Celebration @ UAW 5810 Union Office
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm

Please join us for a party on Thursday, December 5th to celebrate a great 2019. This was a momentous year for our union, with Academic Researchers winning a great contract and beginning to join as members. Please join us to celebrate our hard work, our research accomplishments, and our solidarity. Drinks will be provided, you are encouraged to bring food to share.

Please click here to RSVP.