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!

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!

Apr
10
Mon
Riverside – March for Science Sign-Making Happy Hour
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
26
Wed
Riverside Monthly Membership Meeting – Next Steps After the March for Science @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Apr 26 @ 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
24
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Postdoc Housing @ Batchelor Hall 2158
May 24 @ 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!

Jul
21
Fri
Riverside Postdoc Union Happy Hour @ The Getaway Cafe
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a Postdoc Union Happy Hour at the Getaway Cafe this Friday, July 21st! Appetizers will be provided; you just cover your tab at a discounted happy hour rate. Partners and colleagues are welcome.

Jul
26
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Help Build Postdocs’ Public Voice @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

As the March for Science showed, scientists are ready to fight back against threats to science funding, climate change, immigration and many other critical issues. We would like to invite you for a brainstorming session to make plans on how to build on the momentum in the coming weeks and months.

We received lots of great feedback from our recent survey about Postdoc priorities – thanks for all suggestions! This meeting will focus on how we can turn those priorities into an action plan to advocate for policies and elected leadership that will represent the best interests of Postdocs and the broader community.

Lunch will be provided.

Aug
23
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Leaves @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we will be discussing Personal Time Off and the various kinds of leaves (Maternity, Parental, Personal, Medical, etc.) available to Postdocs, how to make use of those leaves when needed, as well as how paid sick days and holidays work under the contract.

Lunch will be provided!

Sep
20
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Retirement Planning @ 2158 Batchelor Hall
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting we will discuss career development resources: how to take advantage of them, rights under our contract and how these rights can be improved upon. Come join us!

Lunch will be provided.

Oct
23
Mon
Riverside Membership Meeting – Resolving Workplace Conflict @ Batchelor Hall 2158
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm