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Oct
20
Sat
Canvassing in Nevada
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day

UAW members from Nevada have asked for our help to campaign for Jacky Rosen for US Senate. She is currently a member of the House of Representatives on the Science, Space and Technology committee, and she is running to replace current Senator Dean Heller, a Republican who has largely voted with Trump. This race is critical to flipping the Senate!

Early voting in Nevada starts the weekend of October 20-21, so we’ll be doing on-the-ground canvassing to help get out the vote. We’ll be working in pairs and will be provided with training when we get to Nevada, so prior canvassing experience is not needed.

We will be coordinating bus transportation from Northern CA to Reno and from Southern CA to Las Vegas with fellow UAW members, and hotel rooms in Reno and Las Vegas will be provided. We will spend Saturday and Sunday campaigning, and then hop on the buses back to California on Sunday afternoon.

This is going to be an important and fun weekend! All Postdocs who want to join are welcome, along with family members, friends, etc. – the more the merrier! Please email uaw5810@uaw5810.org if you have any questions, and RSVP here.

Oct
22
Mon
Deadline to Register to Vote
Oct 22 all-day

If you are eligible to vote, now is the time to get ready for the upcoming Midterm elections, held on Tuesday, November 6.

For California residents, the deadline to register to vote is October 22, 2018.

Unsure if you’re registered to vote in California? Check your voter registration status here!
Have you moved since the last election? Re-register to vote today!

Any California registered voter may request to vote using a vote-by-mail ballot. You do not have to be “absent” or “out of town on election day” to vote by mail in California. You may apply for a vote-by-mail ballot just because you want to.

San Diego – Phone Bank for Mike Levin @ Solana Beach
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Are you in? Do you want to carpool? Please RSVP.

Oct
23
Tue
Merced Membership Meeting – Why the midterm election is critical to all Postdocs @ Science & Engineering II, Room 302 (SE2-302)
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for a membership meeting on the upcoming midterm elections! Postdocs have a lot to gain during the upcoming November 6 election. We’ll briefly discuss what’s at stake, how the federal and state law-making process works, and how science and research are impacted. We’ll also present our Science Slate, including our endorsed California propositions.

Lunch will be provided!

Oct
24
Wed
Davis Membership Meeting – Why the midterm election is critical to all Postdocs @ LSA 1020
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for a membership meeting on the upcoming midterm elections! Postdocs have a lot to gain during the upcoming November 6 election. We’ll briefly discuss what’s at stake, how the federal and state law-making process works, and how science and research are impacted. We’ll also present our Science Slate, including our endorsed California propositions.

Lunch will be provided!

UCSF Mission Bay – Don’t be Spooked! 👻 Union and Grievance Training @ Mission Hall, Room 2100
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn more about the contract, what a union steward does & how to help your colleagues when problems arise! There will be presentations from Anke Schennink, UAW 5810 President, and Matt Grimmer, UAW 5810 Trustee. Refreshments will be provided!

Oct
25
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Why the midterm election is critical to all Postdocs @ Price Center West, 3rd Floor, Earl Warren College Room
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for a membership meeting on the upcoming midterm elections! Postdocs have a lot to gain during the upcoming November 6 election. We’ll briefly discuss what’s at stake, how the federal and state law-making process works, and how science and research are impacted. We’ll also present our Science Slate, including our endorsed California propositions.

At this meeting, we will also be voting for a representative to the elections committee. The UAW local 5810 elections committee consists of one elected representative from every campus. We will accept nominations at the meeting and hold an election if necessary.

Lunch will be provided!

Oct
27
Sat
Executive Board Meeting @ UC San Francisco
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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