Calendar

 
Feb
22
Wed
Riverside Monthly Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Feb 22 @ 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!

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

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
29
Wed
Riverside Monthly Membership Meeting – March for Science Planning @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Mar 29 @ 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 Los Angeles 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!

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
Riverside – March for Science Sign-Making Happy Hour
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
20
Thu
Davis (Main Campus) – March for Science Panel Discussion and Sign-making @ TBD
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come join fellow UC researchers and students as we get ready for the Sacramento March for Science. On Thursday, April 20th at 4 pm we will be hosting a panel discussion between researchers, faculty and students to explore the issues that impact academic science and what we can do to defend and advance the cause of science and fact based policy. After the panel discussion we’ll be making signs to bring to the Sacramento March for Science on April 22nd. We’ll have food and plenty of sign making materials.

Hope to see you there! Please RSVP so we know how much food to order

Sincerely,

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