Calendar

 
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
24
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Applying for Postdoc Fellowships @ Boyce Hall, Room 1467
Apr 24 @ 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!

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
24
Fri
Riverside – Researcher Coffee Hour @ The Boyce-Webber Courtyard
May 24 @ 10:00 am

Join your fellow Postdocs and Academic Researchers for coffee and donuts. Let’s socialize and discuss ongoing ARU / UAW 5810 contract negotiations!

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

May
28
Tue
Riverside – Academic Researcher General Meeting on the AR Promotion Process @ TBD
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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
Riverside Membership Meeting – How our Union Runs @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
May 30 @ 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? Please join us at this meeting to discuss how our Postdoc Union democracy happens.

Lunch will be provided!

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
26
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Appointments and Job Security @ Webber Hall, Room 2294
Jun 26 @ 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!