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Mar
28
Tue
Santa Barbara – March for Science Planning @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
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 Santa Barbara 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
20
Thu
Santa Barbara – Panel Event to Discuss Issues Affecting Science and Scientists @ Bren Hall, Room 1414
Apr 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Apr
21
Fri
Santa Barbara – March for Science Sign-Making Event @ The Arbor (outside the library)
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
28
Fri
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Next Steps After March for Science @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Apr 28 @ 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
6
Sat
Joint Council Meeting @ UAW 5810 Statewide Office
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May
12
Fri
UCSB Happy Hour @ Lama Dog
May 12 @ 6:00 pm

Lets meet downtown this time for our monthly happy hour!

We can try Lama Dog in the funk zone. It is a cool place with food, not alcoholic beverages (home made kombucha) and a large selection of draft beers.

May
26
Fri
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Postdoc Housing @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
May 26 @ 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
30
Fri
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Leaves @ Bren Hall, Room 4316
Jun 30 @ 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.

Jul
22
Sat
Joint Council Meeting @ Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Building (PSB), Classroom 1186
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jul
28
Fri
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Retirement Plans @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s campus membership meeting we’ll answer frequently asked questions about retirement plan options for Postdocs, including the Defined Contribution Plan (DCP). We’ll be joined by Cesar Cap from Fidelity Investments who can provide expert advice. We will also update you on the status of our statewide grievance over UC’s proposal to increase Postdoc retirement plan fees. Hope to see you there!

Lunch will be provided.