UCSF (Parnassus) Postdoc Union Happy Hour @ Blackthorn Tavern
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us for a Postdoc Union Happy Hour on Thursday, September 7 after the Fall Celebration! Come enjoy casual conversation and get to know your Postdoc colleagues. The first two pitchers are covered by our Union, UAW 5810. All Postdocs are welcome!

I <3 Science Funding 5K Run/Walk @ Clover Park
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

To raise money for our union’s Voluntary Community Action Program (VCAP), which helps us support pro-science/pro-labor political candidates and policies, we are hosting a Postdoc Union 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 9th!

This will be a really fun event for Postdocs and our families, friends and colleagues, and an excellent chance to get some exercise while socializing with fellow Postdocs! There will be a Pancake Breakfast on the beach immediately after the race, and everyone is invited to join!

Prizes will be awarded for the top three runners.

There is a parking lot that you can enter from Ocean Park Blvd just south of 28th Street. We’ll be at one of the tables on the side of the park closest to the intersection Ocean Park Blvd and 25th Street (on the 25th Street side), next to the playground, volleyball courts, and near the bathrooms. Look for the UAW 5810 banner.

If you would like to travel by transit from campus, take the Big Blue Bus #8 towards Downtown Santa Monica and get off at Ocean Park and 25th.

Please RSVP by clicking this link, and email with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Santa Barbara – Postdoc Union End of Summer BBQ @ Goleta Beach
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, September 10th at Goleta Beach for our end of summer BBQ extravaganza! We’ll be meeting up at noon to cook burgers, play some beach soccer, catch up on union news and build community with fellow Postdocs.

We’ll be providing the basics for the BBQ but if you’d like to bring anything specific or help make sure that we don’t run low on anything you can volunteer and RSVP here.

Please contact Carlos at with any questions.

See you there!

Santa Cruz Membership Meeting – Health Benefits @ Sinsheimer 301
Sep 19 @ 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 UCX Postdoc, or you want to educate yourself on all options before the Open Enrollment period coming up in October/November.

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.

Los Angeles – Sci-fi Movie Night @ UCLA Postdoc Union Office (2nd Floor)
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join for pizza and drinks and a screening of Ex Machina. This will be a fun opportunity to hang out with peers, talk a little about coming union plans and relax with a good movie. Partners, friends and colleagues are welcome!

Ex Machina is about young programmer who is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I. The movie stars Oskar Isaac and Alicia Vikander and it’s about two hours long.

Sci-Fi Movie Night
When: Party begins at 6:30 PM, Movie will start at 7:00 PM
Where: UCLA Postdoc Union office, 1541 Westwood Blvd

The office is a thirty minute walk from campus, and you can also take the Big Blue Bus #1 or #8 to Westwood and Ohio.

Pizza will be provided, and there will be a cash bar for drinks with proceeds going to our union’s VCAP program. Please RSVP here so we know how much food to order

Look forward to seeing you there!


Ashleigh Morse, Unit Chair
Melissa Agnello, Recording Secretary
Allison Sharrow, Head Steward
Elizabeth Zuniga-Sanchez, Head Steward
Jijun Huang, Steward
Alec Marin, Steward

Davis Postdoc Union Fall BBQ @ Slide Hill Park
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come celebrate the beginning of a new academic year with your fellow Postdocs at our annual Postdoc Fall BBQ in Slide Hill Park! We will provide the food and some drinks, but feel free to BYOB (alcohol *is* allowed at the park). Partners, family, friends, and pets are welcome to join. We’ll also be kicking off our first ever postdoc bocce ball tournament!

(At the intersection of Tulip Ln. and Temple Dr.) – we’ll be in the picnic area.

Please RSVP so we can buy enough food and coordinate carpooling if needed. We hope you can make it!

Davis (Sacramento) Membership Meeting @ Blaisdell Library, Room 1106
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Los Angeles Membership Meeting @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Merced Membership Meeting @ Science and Engineering Building II,
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm