Calendar

 
May
25
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Postdoc Housing @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Access and affordability of housing is a concern for many, if not all of us. At this month’s membership meeting, we’ll explore the specific housing challenges UC Postdocs face, discuss what options exist at our campus, and talk about how the Postdoc Union can work to increase housing access.

Lunch will be provided!

Jun
7
Wed
Berkeley – Steward Training
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jun
21
Wed
Berkeley – Help Build Postdocs’s Public Voice @ Campbell Hall, Room 121
Jun 21 @ 11:30 am

We are launching a program across the state to build our union’s political power, and each campus will guide efforts happening locally. The goal for our initial brainstorming meeting is to bring together ideas about how to take action here in the East Bay and leverage our collective voices to defend science and research, expand the rights of international researchers, and push for improvements on other issues of concern to researchers.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 21st at 11:30am in Campbell Hall, Room 121. RSVP here. This meeting is open to all researchers, so please invite your lab mates, colleagues, and friends to join us!

LBL – Help Build Postdocs’s Public Voice @ Campbell Hall, Room 121
Jun 21 @ 11:30 am

We are launching a program across the state to build our union’s political power, and each campus will guide efforts happening locally. The goal for our initial brainstorming meeting is to bring together ideas about how to take action here in the East Bay and leverage our collective voices to defend science and research, expand the rights of international researchers, and push for improvements on other issues of concern to researchers.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 21st at 11:30am in Campbell Hall, Room 121. RSVP here. This meeting is open to all researchers, so please invite your lab mates, colleagues, and friends to join us!

Jun
22
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Help Build Postdocs’ Public Voice @ NS II 4206
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

As the March for Science showed, scientists are ready to fight back against threats to science funding, climate change, immigration and many other critical issues. We would like to invite you for a brainstorming session to make plans on how to build on the momentum in the coming weeks and months.

We received lots of great feedback from our recent survey about Postdoc priorities – thanks for all suggestions! Today’s meeting will focus on how we can turn those priorities into an action plan to advocate for policies and elected leadership that will represent the best interests of Postdocs and the broader community.

Lunch will be provided.

Jun
27
Tue
Davis (Sacramento) Membership Meeting @ 1106 Blaisdell Library
Jun 27 @ 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.

Jun
28
Wed
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Retirement Planning @ Campbell Hall Room 131
Jun 28 @ 1:30 pm

At this month’s campus membership meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to ask all of your questions about retirement plan options for Postdocs, including the Defined Contribution Plan (DCP). We’ll be joined by Nancy Pargot, a retirement planner from Fidelity Investments, who can provide expert advice. We will also update you on the status of our statewide grievance over UC’s proposal to increase Postdoc retirement plan fees. Hope to see you there!

Jun
30
Fri
Irvine – Happy Hour @ Anthill Pub
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Appetizers will be provided; you just cover your tab at a discounted happy hour rate. Partners and colleagues are welcome.

Irvine Postdoc Union Happy Hour @ Anthill Pub
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fellow Postdocs!

Join for a Postdoc Union Happy Hour this Friday, June 30 from 4 to 7 PM!

Appetizers will be provided; you just cover your tab at a discounted happy hour rate. Partners and colleagues are welcome.

Jul
25
Tue
Davis (Sacramento) Membership Meeting – Career Development @ Administrative Support Building (ASB), Room 1875
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting we will discuss career development resources: how to take advantage of them, rights under our contract and how these rights can be improved upon. Come join us!