Calendar

 
Dec
6
Wed
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Appointments @ Koshland 80
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jan
23
Tue
Berkeley Membership Meeting – The Value of Strong Membership @ Cory Hall, Room 400
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jan
27
Sat
Joint Council Meeting @ UC Davis
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm
Feb
1
Thu
Berkeley/LBL – 2018 Kickoff Party @ UAW 5810 Office
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Happy New Year! 2018 will be an important year for our Union as we build on the progress we’ve made to protect our rights as researchers and look forward to upcoming elections. To kick off 2018 and discuss all of the ways to get more involved with our Union, we are having a party on February 1st! This will be an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about our stewards network, meet fellow supportive Postdocs and Union leaders from UCB and LBL, and begin to plan what we will accomplish together in 2018.

We are also launching working groups to take on specific issues of interest to Postdocs, and you can learn more about the working groups and sign up here. Proposed working groups include Political Action, International Researchers, and Equity & Diversity. Sign up, and then join us on February 1st to meet your fellow working group members and start making plans!

We will provide alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and RSVPs are strongly encouraged to ensure that we have enough drinks! We will also have a potluck, so please plan to bring an appetizer or dessert to share. The union office is a short walk from campus, close to the Downtown Berkeley BART station.

Sincerely,
Nils Zimmermann, LBL
Mamun Miah, LBL
Evan Pease, LBL
Heather Harris, UCB
Abby Kroken, UCB
Ben Smarr, UCB
Aman Gill, UCB
Claire Dodd, UCB
Xiangyu Cao, UCB

Feb
14
Wed
Berkeley & LBL Coffee Hour @ Outdoor patio between Li Ka Shing, Mulford, and Morgan
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Feb
22
Thu
Berkeley Membership Meeting @ LeConte Hall, Room 375
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss the basics of filing Federal and State taxes, including issues affecting fellows and international scholars. Your peers are also an excellent resource for tax questions and this will be a good opportunity to ask questions and share information.

Mar
13
Tue
Berkeley – Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ (Near the) Terrace Cafe
Mar 13 @ 3:00 pm

Academic Researchers United and our Union will co-host a coffee hour tomorrow,Tuesday, March 13th at 3 PM. Drop by to have a cup of coffee and mingle with fellow researchers!

If you are not a part of our Union and would like to be, please consider clicking here and signing up. Additionally, if you have any questions about membership or our Union in general, please email us!

Mar
28
Wed
Berkeley Membership Meeting @ Cory Hall
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
10
Tue
Berkeley – Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Chemistry Plaza (upper level)
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Academic Researchers United and our Union will co-host a coffee hour tomorrow at 2 PM. Drop by to have a cup of coffee and mingle with fellow researchers! There will be materials at the coffee hour for making signs for the March for Science this Saturday.

Apr
24
Tue
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Why All Academic Workers Need A Union @ TBD
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for our April Membership meeting next week. We’ll talk about academic unions in the US, including some exciting updates from Postdocs and Researchers across the country who are currently organizing their union!

This is also an excellent opportunity to ask your questions about the Union or any workplace issues in person.