Calendar

 
Nov
14
Mon
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Open Enrollment @ Stanley Hall, Room 621
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Open Enrollment for our Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan (PSBP) is through November 22, 5:00PM. During this period you can enroll or change plans and add dependents. At this month’s membership meeting, we will review our health benefits and options for the HMO, PPO and dental plans for 2017. Please join us to learn more! Also, if you have any questions about other items of our new contract, please stop by.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Heather M. Harris, Ph.D., Unit Chair
Abby Kroken, Ph.D., Recording Secretary
Benjamin Smarr, Ph.D., Head Steward
Alyssa Rosenbloom, Ph.D., Head Steward

Nov
29
Tue
Los Angeles Membership Meeting @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building (BSRB), Room 154
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This month we will discuss the new contract which is in effect now through September 30, 2020. Come learn about all the new provisions and get answers to your questions on topics such as:

  • When should I get my guaranteed pay increase and how much will it be?
  • How does the new parental leave work?
  • How long should my new appointment be?
  • What are my rights under the improved Non-Discrimination article?
  • And any other questions you may have…

We will also be voting for a representative to the elections committee. The elections committee consists of one elected representative from every campus. We will accept nominations at the meeting and hold an election if necessary.

And finally, we will be brainstorming and discussing plans for political action in response to this month’s election.

Lunch will be provided!

Nov
30
Wed
Davis Postdoc Union Social @ Woodstock Pizza
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for a Postdoc union social gathering at Woodstock pizza on Wednesday, November 30th at 6 pm.

Come hang out with your fellow postdocs and make a few new contacts! Partners, spouses and kids are welcome.

We will have a “Postdoc” sign so you can easily find us.

Contact Anna Kalashnikova with any questions regarding this event.

Hope to see you there!

Dec
6
Tue
Davis (Main Campus) – Membership Meeting @ Life Sciences 3002
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This month we will discuss the new contract which is in effect now through September 30, 2020. Come learn about all the new provisions and get answers to your questions on topics such as:

  • When should I get my guaranteed pay increase and how much will it be?
  • How does the new parental leave work?
  • How long should my new appointment be?
  • What are my rights under the improved Non-Discrimination article?
  • And any other questions you may have…

We will also be voting for a representative to the elections committee. The elections committee consists of one elected representative from every campus. We will accept nominations at the meeting and hold an election if necessary.

And finally, we will be brainstorming and discussing plans for political action in response to this month’s election.

Lunch will be provided!

Jan
25
Wed
Davis (Main Campus) – Resolving Workplace Problems @ Physics 186
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we will be discussing the grievance process for resolving work-related concerns, problems and/or issues, including your rights under our contract.

Our new contract represents a huge step forward for UC Postdocs, but it’s absolutely essential that we do everything in our power to insure those rights are being observed. One example is making sure all Postdocs are receiving the correct salary under our new contract. The grievance process is an essential component of contract enforcement. We hope you will join us for this important conversation.

We will also be discussing the Union’s priorities for 2017 and we want to hear your voices. Come tell us what issues you’re most passionate about and ready to get to work on.

Jan
26
Thu
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Resolving Workplace Problems @ Minor Hall Addition, Room 355
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we will be discussing the grievance process for resolving work-related concerns, problems and/or issues, including your rights under our contract.

Our new contract represents a huge step forward for UC Postdocs, but it’s absolutely essential that we do everything in our power to insure those rights are being observed. One example is making sure all Postdocs are receiving the correct salary under our new 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!

Minor Hall Addition

Jan
31
Tue
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Resolving Workplace Problems @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building (BSRB), Room 154
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we will be discussing the grievance process for resolving work-related concerns, problems and/or issues, including your rights under our contract.

Our new contract represents a huge step forward for UC Postdocs, but it’s absolutely essential that we do everything in our power to insure those rights are being observed. One example is making sure all Postdocs are receiving the correct salary under our new contract. The grievance process is an essential component of contract enforcement. We hope you will join us for this important conversation.

Feb
10
Fri
Davis (Main Campus) – Tax Prep Session and Happy Hour @ Physics Room 186
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss how we can help build the upcoming March for Science in Sacramento on April 22. The March for Science is a national movement that is organizing actions and marches across the country on April 22 in support of science and scientists. Postdocs across the state have been getting involved, and we will discuss what we can do for our local march.

We will also talk about your rights to take political action, including your rights to attend marches and protests (including if you’re on a visa).

Additionally we’ll be electing campus stewards. All members in good standing are eligible to accept nomination.

Lunch will be provided!

Davis (Main Campus) – Tax Prep Session and Happy Hour @ Olson Hall, Room 6
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The union will be hosting a tax prep workshop for all postdocs with local tax expert Christine Krieger. She will make a brief presentation at the beginning of the workshop and then spend the rest of the time taking questions. So bring all your tax questions (especially if your a visa holder navigating the complex US tax system) and an appetite (we’ll be providing lunch).

When: Feb 10, 12-2 pm
Where: Olson Hall, Room 6

And please RSVP so we can order the right amount of food.

Then, whether you have tax questions or not, join us for happy hour at Sophia’s (129 E St, Davis). Come hang out with your fellow Postdocs and meet some new people! Partners, spouses and kids are welcome.

When: Friday, Feb 10, 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: Sophia’s Thai Kitchen (129 E St, Davis)

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

William Kelly, Unit Chair
Emma Skoog, Recording Secretary
Ygal Achmon, Head Steward
Arsalan Syed, Head Steward

Feb
16
Thu
UCLA Happy Hour @ Wolfgang Puck
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our February Postdoc Union Happy Hour next Thursday, February 16, on the patio at Wolfgang Puck on campus! Appetizers will be provided; you just cover your beers. Partners and colleagues are welcome.

See you there!

Sincerely,

Wen Jiang, Unit Chair
Melissa Agnello, Recording Secretary
Elizabeth Zuniga-Sanchez, Head Steward
Gautam Pulugundla, Head Steward
Allison Sharrow, Head Steward