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Aug
19
Sun
Berkeley/LBL – Annual Union Barbecue @ Live Oak Park (Picnic Area #2) at Berryman Street between Shattuck Avenue and Oxford Street in Berkeley
Aug 19 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

We would like to invite you to join us at our annual Postdoc and Academic Researchers BBQ at Live Oak Park in Berkeley! Come celebrate summer, meet your fellow UC Berkeley, LBL Postdocs, and Academic Researchers and enjoy food and conversation. We will provide the BBQ necessities and food and beverages will be available by donation. Partners, family, and friends are welcome to join.

The park has a kid’s playground, grassy areas, shady trees, and a tiny creek.

Please RSVP here, so we can buy enough food. If you can volunteer to help out, please indicate that on the RSVP form as well. If you have any questions, please email Hannah.

We hope you can make it!

On behalf of the UC Berkeley and LBL Stewards:

Nils Zimmermann, Unit Chair
Mamun Miah, Recording Secretary
Laurie Stephey, Head Steward
Claire Dodd, Unit Chair
Heather M. Harris, Recording Secretary
Kaveh Gharehbaghi, Head Steward
Aman Gill, Head Steward
Mark Ho, Head Steward
Ian McFarlane, Head Steward

Aug
30
Thu
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Benefits Info @ Cory Hall, Room 400
Aug 30 @ 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 berkeley@uaw5810.org.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Claire Dodd, Unit Chair
Heather M. Harris, Recording Secretary
Kaveh Gharehbaghi, Head Steward
Aman Gill, Head Steward
Mark Ho, Head Steward
Ian McFarlane, Head Steward

Sep
11
Tue
Berkeley — Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Picnic tables between Li Ka Shing, Genetics and Plant Biology, Morgan, and Mulford
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm

The Postdoc Union (UAW Local 5810) and Academic Researchers United, a group of Project Scientists, Specialists, Researchers, and others who are in the process of forming a union at UC, are co-hosting a coffee hour! Drop by to have a cup of coffee and connect with fellow researchers, get answers to any questions you may have about rights and benefits, and discuss ways that we can build our membership!

We’ve made Berkeley a great place to be a Postdoc because we work together to advocate for ourselves and our research community, and that’s possible because Postdocs overwhelmingly choose to become members. If you aren’t a member of our union yet, click here!

Hope to see you there!

Claire Dodd, Unit Chair
Heather M. Harris, Recording Secretary
Kaveh Gharehbaghi, Head Steward
Aman Gill, Head Steward
Mark Ho, Head Steward
Ian McFarlane, Head Steward

Sep
19
Wed
Berkeley & LBL — Happy Hour @ The Daily Pint
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for our September Postdoc Happy Hour! Stop by to have a drink and some finger food, socialize, and meet new Postdocs from UC Berkeley and LBL.

Sep
27
Thu
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Local Resources and Recommendations @ Cory Hall, Room 400
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What do you wish you had known when you started as a Postdoc at Berkeley?

At this month’s Membership Meeting, we’ll be discussing local resources that are available to Postdocs, including strategies to help new Postdocs get settled in Berkeley and Postdoc recommendations ranging from doctors and child care services to restaurants and hiking trails. Please join your fellow Postdocs to learn more about how to make the most of your time in Berkeley and share your own recommendations.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Claire Dodd, Unit Chair
Heather M. Harris, Recording Secretary
Kaveh Gharehbaghi, Head Steward
Aman Gill, Head Steward
Mark Ho, Head Steward
Ian McFarlane, Head Steward

Oct
11
Thu
Berkeley — Researcher Coffee Hour @ Evans Hall (outdoor patio on the side that faces Stanley)
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm

Drop by to have a cup of coffee and connect with fellow researchers, get answers to any questions you may have about rights and benefits, and discuss ways that we can further strengthen our research community!

We’ve made Berkeley a great place to be a Postdoc because we work together to advocate for ourselves and our research community, and that’s possible because Postdocs overwhelmingly choose to become members. If you aren’t a member of our union yet, click here!

Hope to see you there!

Claire Dodd, Unit Chair
Kaveh Gharehbaghi, Head Steward
Aman Gill, Head Steward
Mark Ho, Head Steward
Ian McFarlane, Head Steward

Oct
13
Sat
Canvass for Prop 10 and Jovanka Beckles @ San Pablo Park
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On October 13, Bay Area Postdocs will be canvassing for Proposition 10 and Jovanka Beckles for Assembly District 15. Proposition 10 supports affordable housing in California and Jovanka Beckles is a UAW endorsed candidate running for State Assembly in the district that spans from Richmond to North Oakland, including Berkeley. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate, regardless of whether you are eligible to vote! Please RSVP here.

Oct
17
Wed
Berkeley & LBL — Happy Hour @ The Daily Pint
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for our October Happy Hour! Stop by to have a drink and some finger food, socialize, and meet new Postdocs from UC Berkeley and LBL.

Oct
27
Sat
Annual Statewide Membership Meeting @ UC San Francisco, Parnassus Campus
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm

We will be discussing the latest developments in our union; plans for building power and political action; and start our next contract campaign. The meeting will start at 12pm (with lunch), and go until about 5pm. If you have dietary needs (vegan, gluten-free, etc) please indicate on the RSVP form. Please RSVP here!

For non-Joint Council members, there are funds available on a first-come, first-served basis to provide reimbursement for travel expenses – up to $400 per member – to attend the meeting. Please send us an email at uaw5810@uaw5810.org by Monday, October 1st with an estimated budget if you would like to request reimbursement for travel to the meeting.

There will be childcare available at the meeting. If you will need childcare, please let us know in advance by emailing uaw5810@uaw5810.org.

Joint Council Meeting @ TBD
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm