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Aug
11
Sun
Berkeley/LBL – Annual Union Barbecue @ TBD
Aug 11 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Aug
28
Wed
LBL Membership Meeting – Resolving Workplace Problems @ 33-106 and JBEI and JGI via livestream (Rooms TBD)
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we will discuss the grievance process for resolving work-related concerns, problems and/or issues, including your rights under our contract. The grievance process is an essential component of contract enforcement. We hope you will join us for this important conversation.

Lunch will be provided!

Sep
12
Thu
Berkeley/LBL – Debate Watch Party @ UAW 5810 Union Office
Sep 12 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

For this month’s happy hour, we’re having a debate watch party! We’ll be gathering at our Union office in downtown Berkeley to watch the Democratic debate at 5pm on Thursday, September 12th. We’ll be joined by UC Academic Student Employees, UAW 2865, and the Sierra Club Employee Alliance, UAW 2103.

We’ll have alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for a small suggested donation, as well as snacks. Donations will go towards electing pro-science, pro-worker, and pro-immigrant candidates. And we’ll be playing debate Bingo with prizes for the winners!

Please click here to RSVP.

Nov
6
Wed
LBL Membership Meeting – Health Benefits Open Enrollment @ 33-106
Nov 6 @ 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 starting on October 31.

Lunch will be provided!

Nov
14
Thu
Berkeley/LBL — Researcher Happy Hour @ Triple Rock
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm

Join your fellow researchers for our monthly happy hour. We’ll celebrate Academic Researchers’ huge contract victory, socialize and discuss how to further strengthen our Union!

Dec
5
Thu
Berkeley/LBL – End of Year Party and AR Contract Celebration @ UAW 5810 Union Office
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm

Please join us for a party on Thursday, December 5th to celebrate a great 2019. This was a momentous year for our union, with Academic Researchers winning a great contract and beginning to join as members. Please join us to celebrate our hard work, our research accomplishments, and our solidarity. Drinks will be provided, you are encouraged to bring food to share.

Please click here to RSVP.

Dec
12
Thu
LBL Membership Meeting – Time Off and Leaves for Postdocs @ 70A-3377
Dec 12 @ 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.

Lunch will be provided!

Jan
23
Thu
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Planning for 2020 @ Cory Hall, Room 529
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for our first membership meetings of the year, where we will discuss our plan for 2020! This year we have the opportunity to protect and expand the rights of Postdocs and Academic Researchers at UC, as well as advocate for laws and lawmakers that help the research community.

Lunch will be provided!