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Sep
28
Thu
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!

RSVP HERE!

Oct
26
Thu
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
Nov
16
Thu
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

Nov
30
Thu
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

Jan
25
Thu
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.

Feb
22
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Price Center West, Green Table Room (2nd Floor - inside Sun God Lounge)
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Fabian Telschow, Recording Secretary
Sreya Ghosh, Head Steward
Peter Ramirez, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward
Huang Zhu, Head Steward

Feb
24
Sat
San Diego – BBQ with Academic Researchers United @ La Jolla Beach
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We will have hamburgers and hot dogs. Please mark on the RSVP form if you have any dietary preferences or need a ride from UCSD. Also, feel free to bring a side dish to share with 5 to 10 people. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Friends and family are welcome!

San Diego – Working People’s Day of Action @ Convention Center Park
Feb 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

This Saturday, February 24, is the Working People’s Day of Action. Thousands of people will take to the streets across the country to protest economic inequality and demand the right to have a say in their working conditions.

In California, there are events across the state, starting on Saturday and extending into next Monday, when the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME. The case in question would limit the ability of public sector unions (including our union) to collect financial resources that are used to ensure rights and benefits for workers. This case is funded by corporate billionaires and is an attempt to limit the power of unions, which have historically been a driving force in fighting income inequality and institutionalized racism and sexism. Unions are also responsible for many of the benefits all American workers enjoy.

We encourage you to participate in any of the actions in your area, and if you are interested in continuing to fight back against this and other attacks against working people, join our Union! We are stronger together, and your voice, power, and expertise could help us secure even more rights and benefits for Postdocs.

Postdocs will be carpooling to the action after the Research BBQ. Please contact Manuel if you would like to join the carpool.

This is a great day to sport our Postdoc Union shirts! Let us know if you’re coming, but don’t have a Postdoc Union shirt yet!

In Solidarity,

Anke Schennink, President, UC Davis
Neal Sweeney, Vice President, UC Santa Cruz
Carlena Ebben Eaton, Financial Secretary, UC Berkeley
Zach Reinert, Recording Secretary, UC Irvine
Matt Grimmer, Trustee, UC San Francisco
William Kelly, Trustee, UC Davis
Lydia Majure, Trustee, UC Berkeley
Aaron Sullivan, Guide, UC San Francisco
Charisse Winston, Sergeant At Arms, UC San Diego

Mar
14
Wed
San Diego – Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ School of Medicine (Grass area in front of Club Med and MTF)
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join for a coffee hour co-hosted by the Union of Postdocs and Academic Researchers United, a group of Project Scientists, Specialists, Researchers and others who are in the process for forming a union at UC! Come have coffee and socialize and feel free to bring along your colleagues, especially fellow Postdocs or Academic Researchers.