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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

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
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
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
20
Thu
Berkeley – March for Science Happy Hour and Sign-making @ Anthony Hall
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
25
Tue
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Next Steps After the March for Science @ Stanley Hall, Room 221
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The April 22nd March for Science marks a historic day of action for researchers at UC, and across the country. At our meeting this month, we will be talking about how we can maintain the momentum from the March, build solidarity within the scientific community, and engage the public to help push back against anti-science policies. Bring your creative ideas!

Lunch will be provided!

May
23
Tue
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Postdoc Housing @ Hilgard 112
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Access and affordability of housing is a concern for many, if not all of us. At this month’s membership meeting, we’ll explore the specific housing challenges UC Postdocs face, discuss what options exist at our campus, and talk about how the Postdoc Union can work to increase housing access.

Lunch will be provided!

Jun
7
Wed
Berkeley – Steward Training
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jun
21
Wed
Berkeley – Help Build Postdocs’s Public Voice @ Campbell Hall, Room 121
Jun 21 @ 11:30 am

We are launching a program across the state to build our union’s political power, and each campus will guide efforts happening locally. The goal for our initial brainstorming meeting is to bring together ideas about how to take action here in the East Bay and leverage our collective voices to defend science and research, expand the rights of international researchers, and push for improvements on other issues of concern to researchers.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 21st at 11:30am in Campbell Hall, Room 121. RSVP here. This meeting is open to all researchers, so please invite your lab mates, colleagues, and friends to join us!

LBL – Help Build Postdocs’s Public Voice @ Campbell Hall, Room 121
Jun 21 @ 11:30 am

We are launching a program across the state to build our union’s political power, and each campus will guide efforts happening locally. The goal for our initial brainstorming meeting is to bring together ideas about how to take action here in the East Bay and leverage our collective voices to defend science and research, expand the rights of international researchers, and push for improvements on other issues of concern to researchers.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 21st at 11:30am in Campbell Hall, Room 121. RSVP here. This meeting is open to all researchers, so please invite your lab mates, colleagues, and friends to join us!