San Diego Membership Meeting – Health Benefits @ Price Center West, ERC Room (2nd Floor)
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 UC San Diego Postdoc, or you want to educate yourself on all options before the Open Enrollment period coming up in October/November.

San Diego Postdoc Union Social @ BRF2 Patio on floor 2A, UCSD
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We will have appetizers, beverages, music and activities. Family, Friends and coworkers are welcome, we will have a suggested donation of $10/person (no one will be turned away) to help raise funds to support pro-science/pro-worker policies and politicians running for office. This is a great opportunity to meet other Postdocs in San Diego and have some fun afterwork!


San Diego Membership Meeting – Resolving Workplace Conflict @ PC West Green Table Rm (2ndFloor In Sun God Lounge/Next to Shogun)
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Riverside Postdoc Union BBQ @ UCR Picnic Hill
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
San Diego Postdoc Union Wellness Hour @ Leichtag grass area
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We are planning a Wellness Hour to provide a space for Postdocs to come grab a healthy snack and participate in Yoga stretches lead by a professional Yoga instructor. So bring your mats and grab a healthy snack…or just come grab a snack and meet other Postdocs :)

RSVP here to let us know you are coming!

Friends and family are welcome. See you there!

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Sreya Ghosh, Head Steward
Peter Ramirez, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward
Huang Zhu, Head Steward

Irvine Postdoc Union Event – 1-Year Contract Anniversary Celebration @ Humanities Gateway 1030 (ground floor, patio with lights)
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
San Diego Membership Meeting – Appointments @ PC West ERC Room (2nd Floor)
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We invite you to join us for the last membership meeting of 2017.

We’ll talk about everything related to Postdoc Appointments:
* What should be in my appointment letter?
* My fellowship is for 3 years – how long should my appointment be?
* When should I receive my reappointment letter?
* Can I resign mid-appointment? How?
* What is the difference between “Layoff” and “Dismissal”?

If you have any questions about this topic, or any other topic, or just want to get more information about your rights, please join!

Lunch will be provided

Los Angeles – Coffee Hour @ Bombshelter (outside tables unless it's raining, in which we'll be inside.)
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a Postdoc union Coffee Hour! Come have coffee and donuts, and socialize with your fellow Postdocs.

Hope to see you there!


Ashleigh Morse, Unit Chair
Miguel Alec Marin, Recording Secretary
Allison Sharrow, Head Steward
​Jihun Huang, Head Steward
Elizabeth Zuniga-Sanchez, Head Steward

San Diego Membership Meeting – The Value of Strong Membership @ Price Center West, Green Table Room (2nd Floor - inside Sun God Lounge)
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We would like to invite you to our first membership meeting of 2018. During this meeting, we’ll kick off the new year with a discussion about our union values and how those values help us protect our rights and win together. During 2017, we accomplished huge contract enforcement victories, we planned and participated in global actions like the March for Science, and we used our Researcher Values petition to have important conversations with elected officials across the state. At this meeting we’ll make plans for the rest of the year to ensure that we continue to build momentum. It looks like 2018 will be full of challenges, and we would love to hear your comments and ideas about the priorities for our union.

Davis Postdoc Union Social – Happy Hour @ Sophia's Thai Kitchen
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm

The first month of the year is soon coming to an end. We hope that you had a great start of the new year and that you have a bright outlook on the rest of it. Please join us for our monthly Happy Hour and talk about what you look forward to for this year (or about anything else). We are also inviting academic researchers this time, who are in the process of forming a union, so please feel free to bring along any junior specialist, project scientist or similar.