Calendar

 
Mar
7
Thu
San Diego – AR General Meeting on Initial Bargaining Demands @ Price Center, West Bear Room
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

PJoin us for a very exciting meeting to discuss the initial set of demands that our union will submit to UC in advance of bargaining the first UC Academic Researcher union contract! These demands have been crafted based on the feedback from thousands of ARs via the comprehensive bargaining survey.

All ARs are encourage to attend and lunch will be provided!

Mar
28
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Postdoc Bargaining 2020 @ Price Center West, 3rd Floor, Earl Warren Room
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

With our current Postdoc union contract set to expire in just over a year, it’s time to start thinking about our next round of bargaining with UC. At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss the basics of bargaining, including what it means to collectively bargain and how the process works. Then we’ll generate ideas for what issues we should prioritize and how Postdocs can most effectively exercise our collective power to win a great contract in 2020!

Apr
2
Tue
San Diego – Pick-up Soccer Match @ RIMAC field
Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
11
Thu
San Diego – AR General Meeting: All About Bargaining @ Price Center, Green Table Room
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Now that we’ve pushed UC to drop its objections to our union, bargaining will begin soon! With that exciting news in mind, we invite you to join for a meeting to give us your feedback and learn about the bargaining process and how you can be involved – including helping to develop specific proposals, outreach to other ARs, political action, communicating personal stories, and much more.

Lunch will be provided!

Apr
25
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Union Democracy @ Price Center, 2nd Floor, Snake Path Room (west of Sungod Lounge)
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What does it mean to get involved with our union? How are decisions made? What is the role of a steward, head steward or executive board member? With our next Postdoc Union vacancy election happening later this month and open positions at every campus, please join us at this meeting to discuss how our Postdoc Union democracy happens.

Lunch will be provided!

May
21
Tue
San Diego – AR General Meeting on the Promotion Process @ Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior (CNCB), Large Conference Room (1st Floor)
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bargaining officially begins on May 14 at UCLA for the first-ever contract for Academic Researchers! At this month’s meeting we’ll discuss AR experiences with promotion, what works and doesn’t work about current procedures, and brainstorm ways that we can negotiate a more fair and transparent process. Anyone who is interested in this topic should please come and share your ideas!!

Lunch will be provided!

May
30
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Applying for Postdoc Fellowships @ Bear Room (in Price Center Sun God Lounge)
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you in the process of applying for a fellowship or just thinking about applying for one? Confused or uncertain about the ins and outs of doing so? At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss best practices for applications. And your colleagues are often the best resource for demystifying the process so we’ll also hear from Postdocs about their experiences with fellowship applications.

Lunch will be provided!

Jun
19
Wed
San Diego – AR General Meeting @ Price Center - Green Table Room
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jun
27
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Appointments and Job Security @ Bear Room (in Price Center Sun God Lounge)
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What rights does our contract provide with regard to appointment length and appointment letters? What does a layoff mean? What if you find another job before your appointment end date? Join us at our next meeting to learn more about everything appointment-related, and hear from other Postdocs about their experiences. This is also a good opportunity to ask any other questions that you may have.

Lunch will be provided!

Jul
16
Tue
San Diego – AR General Meeting @ Price Center West - Red Shoe Room
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for a short bargaining update, followed by a discussion about what’s next to win a fair contract! If there are specific topics that you would like to address (or if you have generally have any questions about bargaining), please fill out this form so that we can be sure to include your topic of interest.

Lunch will be provided!