Calendar

 
Feb
22
Wed
UCB/LBL – Know Your Rights Immigration Workshop @ Campbell Hall, Room 131
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Along with the UC Berkeley AstroJustice Group, the Postdoc Union presents a workshop with attorneys from immigration law firm Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP. These attorneys have worked with the Postdoc Union for many years and are very familiar with the specific types of visa and immigration scenarios postdocs face. Attorneys will share crucial information and provide legal consultation for every international postdoc and researcher.

Please click here to RSVP

Also, if you would like to hear about a specific visa or immigration issue, please let us know via the RSVP form.

Sincerely,
UCB and LBL Postdoc Union leadership:

Heather M. Harris, UCB Unit Chair
Abby Kroken, UCB Recording Secretary
Benjamin Smarr, UCB Head Steward
Balthazar Lechene, UCB Head Steward
Aman S. Gill, UCB Head Steward
Nils Zimmermann, LBL Unit Chair
Lydia Majure, Trustee
Carly Ebben-Eaton, Trustee

Feb
28
Tue
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building (BSRB), Room 154
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss the basics of filing Federal and State taxes, including issues affecting fellows and international scholars. Your peers are also an excellent resource for tax questions and this will be a good opportunity to ask questions and share information.

We will also be discussing what kinds of support we can ask UC to provide for Postdocs affected by the visa ban. Come and share your ideas!

Lunch will be provided!

Mar
22
Wed
Davis (Main Campus) – March for Science Planning @ Physics Building, Room 186
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss how we can help build the upcoming March for Science in Sacramento on April 22. The March for Science is a national movement that is organizing actions and marches across the country on April 22 in support of science and scientists. Postdocs across the state have been getting involved, and we will discuss what we can do for our local march.

We will also talk about your rights to take political action, including your rights to attend marches and protests (including if you’re on a visa).

Additionally we’ll be electing campus stewards. All members in good standing are eligible to accept nomination.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

William Kelly, Unit Chair
Emma Skoog, Recording Secretary
Ygal Achmon, Head Steward
Arsalan Syed, Head Steward

Mar
27
Mon
Berkeley Membership Meeting – March for Science Planning @ Hilgard 112
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss how we can help build the upcoming March for Science in San Francisco on April 22. The March for Science is a national movement that is organizing actions and marches across the country on April 22 in support of science and scientists. Postdocs across the state have been getting involved, and we will discuss what we can do for our local march.

We will also talk about your rights to take political action, including your rights to attend marches and protests (including if you’re on a visa).

Lunch will be provided!

Mar
28
Tue
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – March for Science Planning @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building (BSRB), Room 154
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss how we can help build the upcoming March for Science in LA on April 22. The March for Science is a national movement that is organizing actions and marches across the country on April 22 in support of science and scientists. Postdocs across the state have been getting involved, and we will discuss what we can do for our local march.

We will also talk about your rights to take political action, including your rights to attend marches and protests (including if you’re on a visa).

Lunch will be provided!

Mar
30
Thu
Berkeley Postdoc Tax Info Session @ Cory Hall, Room 400
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Come join us for a Postdoc workshop. Given that it is “tax season”, we will discuss the basics of filing Federal and State taxes, including issues affecting fellows and international scholars. Your peers are also an excellent resource for tax questions and this will be a good opportunity to ask questions and share information. So bring your lunch and join us in Cory 400 from 12-1 PM!

UCLA Happy Hour @ Barney's Beanery
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our March Postdoc Union Happy Hour at Barney’s Beanery! Appetizers will be provided; you just cover your beers. Partners and colleagues are welcome.

See you there!

Sincerely,

Wen Jiang, Unit Chair
Melissa Agnello, Recording Secretary
Elizabeth Zuniga-Sanchez, Head Steward
Gautam Pulugundla, Head Steward
Allison Sharrow, Head Steward

Apr
4
Tue
Davis (Main Campus) – Know Your Rights Visa & Immigration Workshop @ Roessler Hall, Room 66
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Postdoc union — along with the UAW 2865, UC-AFT, and CAIR-Sacramento Valley — will be hosting a workshop with Christine Brigagliano of the immigration law firm Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP. Christine has worked with us for years and is an expert in the specific types of visa and immigration scenarios Postdocs and their families face. She will share some important information and answer questions from international Postdocs and their families.

Please click here to RSVP, and if you would like to hear about a specific visa or immigration issue please let us know via the RSVP form.

Sincerely,

William Kelly, Unit Chair
Emma Skoog, Recording Secretary
Ygal Achmon, Head Steward
Arsalan Syed, Head Steward

Apr
10
Mon
Berkeley – Coffee, Cookies & Postcard Writing to support EPA scientists @ Memorial Glade (field between Doe Library and Starr East Asian Library)
Apr 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Apr
19
Wed
UCLA – March for Science Sign-making Coffee Hour @ Outside tables at The Bombshelter (unless it's raining, in which case we'll be inside)
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am