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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

Feb
23
Thu
LBL MMM – Taxes for Postdocs @ Building 66, Room 316
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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!

Sincerely,

Nils Zimmermann, Unit Chair, LBL

Mar
29
Wed
LBL MMM – March for Science Planning @ Building 66, Room 316
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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!

Apr
12
Wed
LBL – Coffee, Cookies & Postcard Writing to support EPA scientists @ Outdoors at the Cafeteria Building 54
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Apr
26
Wed
LBL MMM – Next Steps After the March for Science @ Building 70, Room 3377
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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!

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!

Jul
27
Thu
LBL Membership Meeting @ Building 70A, Room 3377
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Aug
24
Thu
LBL Membership Meeting – Career Development @ Building 66, Room 317
Aug 24 @ 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!

Sep
28
Thu
LBL Membership Meeting – Health Benefits @ Building 66, Room 317
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss the UC Postdoc Health Benefits, and generally how health insurance works in the US. Especially helpful if you’re a relatively new LBL Postdoc, or you want to educate yourself on all options before the Open Enrollment period coming up in October/November.