Calendar

 
Feb
24
Sat
Executive Board Meeting @ UC Irvine Natural Sciences 1, FRH 3034 (Reines Hall)
Feb 24 @ 11:30 am
Feb
26
Mon
Irvine – Working People’s Day of Action @ Aldrich Hall
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm

This Saturday, February 24, is the Working People’s Day of Action. Thousands of people will take to the streets across the country to protest economic inequality and demand the right to have a say in their working conditions.

In California, there are events across the state, starting on Saturday and extending into next Monday, when the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME. The case in question would limit the ability of public sector unions (including our union) to collect financial resources that are used to ensure rights and benefits for workers. This case is funded by corporate billionaires and is an attempt to limit the power of unions, which have historically been a driving force in fighting income inequality and institutionalized racism and sexism. Unions are also responsible for many of the benefits all American workers enjoy.

We encourage you to participate in any of the actions in your area, and if you are interested in continuing to fight back against this and other attacks against working people, join our Union! We are stronger together, and your voice, power, and expertise could help us secure even more rights and benefits for Postdocs.

This is a great day to sport our Postdoc Union shirts! Let us know if you’re coming, but don’t have a Postdoc Union shirt yet!

In Solidarity,

Anke Schennink, President, UC Davis
Neal Sweeney, Vice President, UC Santa Cruz
Carlena Ebben Eaton, Financial Secretary, UC Berkeley
Zach Reinert, Recording Secretary, UC Irvine
Matt Grimmer, Trustee, UC San Francisco
William Kelly, Trustee, UC Davis
Lydia Majure, Trustee, UC Berkeley
Aaron Sullivan, Guide, UC San Francisco
Charisse Winston, Sergeant At Arms, UC San Diego

Feb
28
Wed
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Feb 28 @ 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.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Patrick Callahan, Unit Chair
Kevin Brown, Recording Secretary

Mar
1
Thu
San Francisco – Coffee Hour @ Blackthorn Tavern
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us for our monthly 1st Thursday Postdoc Union Happy Hour! Come enjoy casual conversation, networking, and get to know your Postdoc colleagues. All Postdocs are welcome, so invite your friends with the Facebook event!

Mar
29
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Debugging your workplace @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for “Debugging your workplace” for Postdocs. In 45 minutes, we will cover:

  • Dissecting your paycheck
  • Solutions to common issues Postdocs face
  • Reviewing your parental leave options
  • Overview of your health benefits
  • Steps towards transitioning out of your Postdoc

If there are other issues you’d like to discuss, email us at irvine@uaw5810.org

Lunch will be provided!

Alicia Hall, Unit Chair
Zach Reinert, Recording Secretary

Irvine – Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Bench area next to Medical Surge (near bridge to science library)
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm

We are co-hosting a coffee hour with Academic Researchers United on Wednesday, March 14th at 10 AM. Drop by to have a cup of coffee and cookies, and mingle with fellow researchers!

Sincerely,

Alicia Hall, Unit Chair
Zach Reinert, Recording Secretary

Apr
3
Tue
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Debugging your workplace @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for “Debugging your workplace” for Postdocs. In 45 minutes, we will cover:

  • Dissecting your paycheck
  • Solutions to common issues Postdocs face
  • Reviewing your parental leave options
  • Overview of your health benefits
  • Steps towards transitioning out of your Postdoc

If there are other issues you’d like to discuss, email us at santabarbara@uaw5810.org.
Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Patrick Callahan, Unit Chair
Kevin Brown, Recording Secretary

Apr
26
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Why all academic workers need a union @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
Apr 26 @ 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.

Lunch will be provided!

Alicia Hall, Unit Chair
Zach Reinert, Recording Secretary

Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Why all academic workers need a union @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Apr 26 @ 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.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Patrick Callahan, Unit Chair
Kevin Brown, Recording Secretary

May
31
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Retirement Benefits @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

For this month’s membership meeting, we will discuss retirement plan options for Postdocs, including the Defined Contribution Plan (DCP), 403b and 457b plans, as well as the various ways you can invest for the future, and what options you have when your UC employment ends.

Lunch will be provided!

Alicia Hall, Unit Chair
Zach Reinert, Recording Secretary