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Mar
28
Tue
Irvine Monthly Membership Meeting – March for Science Planning @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
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 LA 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!

Apr
11
Tue
Irvine – March for Science Planning Coffee Hour @ Cyber A Cafe (inside Clair Trevor Arts School)
Apr 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apr
27
Thu
Irvine Monthly Membership Meeting – Next Steps After the March for Science @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
Apr 27 @ 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
25
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Postdoc Housing @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
May 25 @ 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
22
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Help Build Postdocs’ Public Voice @ NS II 4206
Jun 22 @ 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! Today’s 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.

Jun
30
Fri
Irvine – Happy Hour @ Anthill Pub
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Appetizers will be provided; you just cover your tab at a discounted happy hour rate. Partners and colleagues are welcome.

Irvine Postdoc Union Happy Hour @ Anthill Pub
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fellow Postdocs!

Join for a Postdoc Union Happy Hour this Friday, June 30 from 4 to 7 PM!

Appetizers will be provided; you just cover your tab at a discounted happy hour rate. Partners and colleagues are welcome.

Jul
27
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Retirement Benefits @ NS II 4206
Jul 27 @ 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 a retirement planner 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.

Aug
11
Fri
Irvine – Postdoc Union Social Hour @ BC's Cavern Food Court
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us this Friday for a Postdoc Union social hour in front of BC’s Cavern Food Court. This will be a excellent opportunity to meet your fellow Postdocs, socialize and discuss upcoming Postdoc Union activities. Ice Tea and Boba from Cha for Tea will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

Aug
31
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Retirement Benefits @ NS II 4206
Aug 31 @ 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.