Irvine – Researcher Barbecue @ Gabrielino Park
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We will be at the BBQ Picnic Area, near the corner of Gabrielino Drive and California Avenue. Please RSVP here, so we can buy enough food. If you can volunteer to help out with setup, grilling, or clean up, please indicate that on the RSVP form as well.

Berkeley/LBL – Annual Union Barbecue @ TBD
Aug 11 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Irvine – Researcher Ice Cream Social @ Location TBD
Aug 15 all-day

Come beat the heat and enjoy some ice cream with fellow Postdocs and Researchers!

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!

Davis – Researcher Social at the Farmers Market @ Davis Central Park
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm

Come hang out and network with your fellow Postdocs and Academic Researchers, enjoy local food, live music, and have fun! As usual, everyone can buy a variety of fresh and delicious food at the Farmers market. We will bring some soft drinks and ice cream to share. First come, first serve. :) And please feel free to bring your colleagues, friends and family.

San Francisco – Researcher Happy Hour @ Blackthorn
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our monthly First Thursday researcher happy hour! All are welcome to come socialize and network with fellow researchers. Get to know new folks and bring out your labmates too!

Hope to see you there!

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!

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, 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.

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!