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May
9
Thu
Berkeley & LBL — Postdoc Power Happy Hour 🍻👊 @ Postdoc Union Office
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

What will it take for Postdocs to win a great contract in 2020? An engaged community of thousands of Postdocs working together! If you’re interested in learning more about how we can build Postdoc power to better collectively advocate for and make progress on the issues we care about, we invite you to join our “Building Postdoc Power” skill building happy hour.

In 90 minutes, we will:

  • Practice communication skills and get comfortable talking with colleagues about our Union and our upcoming contract negotiations
  • Strategize about how Postdocs can participate throughout the bargaining process to win big improvements in 2020
  • Learn leadership skills to help grow our community of engaged Postdocs and build Postdoc power
  • Enjoy pizza and beverages and meet fellow Postdocs!

RSVP: bit.ly/PostdocPower

If you have questions, please contact Carly at carly@uaw5810.org. We hope you’ll join us!

May
23
Thu
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Applying for Postdoc Fellowships @ Life Sciences Addition, Room 177
May 23 @ 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
11
Tue
Berkeley – AR General Meeting @ Life Sciences Addition, Room 177
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jun
13
Thu
Berkeley/LBL — Researcher Happy Hour @ Matiki Island BBQ and Brew
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm

Drop by for some drinks and apps, connect with fellow Berkeley researchers, get answers to any questions you may have about rights and benefits, and discuss ways that we can further strengthen our researcher community.

Jun
18
Tue
Berkeley/LBL — Researcher Coffee Hour @ Terrace Cafe (outside of Davis Hall)
Jun 18 @ 3:00 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 how we can continue to build our researcher community!

Jun
27
Thu
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Appointments and Job Security @ VLSB, Room 5192
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
11
Thu
Berkeley/LBL — Researcher Happy Hour @ Matiki Island BBQ and Brew
Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm

Drop by for some drinks and apps, 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 researcher community.

Jul
15
Mon
Berkeley – AR General Meeting @ UAW 5810 Office
Jul 15 @ 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!

Jul
16
Tue
Berkeley/LBL — Researcher Coffee Hour @ Tables outside of Brown Hall
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am

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 how we can continue to build our researcher community!

Jul
25
Thu
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Teaching Opportunities @ Cory 400
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in gaining teaching experience as a Postdoc? In this month’s membership meeting, we will discuss opportunities for Postdocs to hone their teaching skills. We’ll talk about different kinds of teaching, whether formal or informal, and how to build those experiences into your CV. We’ll also discuss opportunities for teaching in the area, both within UC and outside.

Lunch will be provided!