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Jul
25
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Postdoc Community Organizing @ Batchelor Hall 2158
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch will be provided!

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

Aug
29
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Benefits Info @ Batchelor Hall 2158
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This month during our Membership Meeting, we’ll discuss the UC Postdoc Benefits Plan:

  • How does health insurance work in the US?
  • What is the difference between the HMO and the PPO medical plan?
  • What are my out-of-pocket medical expenses?
  • How to find a General Physician/Pediatrician/Dentist/Endodontist?
  • And more.

Especially helpful if you’re a relatively new Postdoc, or you want to educate yourself on all options before the Open Enrollment period coming up in October.

If you have a question right now, feel free to let us know at riverside@uaw5810.org.

Lunch will be provided!

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

Sep
5
Wed
Riverside – Ice Cream Social @ Entomology Building, Patio Area
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm

Come beat the heat and enjoy some ice cream with fellow Postdocs and Researchers. We are co-hosting an ice cream social with Academic Researchers United, a group of Project Scientists, Researchers and Specialists who are currently in the effort of forming their union.

This will be an opportunity to learn more about your union, ask questions and mingle with other researchers. Everybody in the lab is welcome.

Click here to RSVP and help us get a head count of how much ice cream to bring.

Sincerely,

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

Sep
21
Fri
Riverside – Postdoc Happy Hour @ Getaway Cafe
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a Postdoc Happy Hour. We’ll provide the food, you buy the drinks!

Click here to RSVP.

Sincerely,

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

Sep
27
Thu
Riverside Membership Meeting – Health Benefits Info @ Boyce Hall, Room 1467
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lunch will be provided!

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

Oct
30
Tue
Riverside Membership Meeting – Why the midterm election is critical to all Postdocs @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for a membership meeting on the upcoming midterm elections! Postdocs have a lot to gain during the upcoming November 6 election. We’ll briefly discuss what’s at stake, how the federal and state law-making process works, and how science and research are impacted. We’ll also present our Science Slate, including our endorsed California propositions.

Lunch will be provided!

Dec
4
Tue
Riverside Membership Meeting – Authorship disputes @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Authorship and other forms of academic credit are of course important for our career advancement. We want to hear from you about how authorship disputes have impacted your experience as a Postdoc and how we can most effectively make progress on this critical issue in upcoming contract negotiations. Can you take a couple minutes to fill out our authorship survey?

Then join us for our monthly campus membership meeting where we’ll discuss disputes around academic credit, and strategies to make improvements in this area.

Lunch will be provided!

Feb
7
Thu
Riverside Membership Meeting – Individual Development Plans for Postdocs @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Do you have an Individual Development Plan (IDP)? Are you familiar with what an IDP is and the benefits of having one? At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we will discuss Individual Development Plans, how to take advantage of them to help achieve your career and professional development goals, and current career development rights under our contract and how these rights can be improved upon. Come join us!

Lunch will be provided!

Feb
15
Fri
Riverside – Researcher Coffee Hour @ The Boyce-Webber Courtyard
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am

Join your fellow Postdocs and Academic Researchers for coffee and donuts. Let’s socialize, talk about our upcoming contract negotiations and celebrate our victories from 2018 including Academic Researchers joining our union, our pay scale increase and stopping UC visa service fees!

We’ll have hot coffee and donuts for everyone – bring your labmates and colleagues too!

Feb
28
Thu
Riverside Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs with H&R Block Representative @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll be joined by a tax professional from H&R Block to discuss the basics of filing Federal and State taxes, including issues affecting fellows and international scholars. We will also discuss how recent changes to the tax law will impact Postdocs. 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!