Calendar

 
Sep
28
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Health Benefits @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
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 Irvine Postdoc, or you want to educate yourself on all options before the Open Enrollment period coming up in October/November.

Oct
26
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Resolving Workplace Conflict @ NS II 4206
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Oct
31
Tue
UCSF Parnassus Membership Meeting – Resolving Workplace Conflict @ Kalmanovitz Library, Room CL-215
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nov
16
Thu
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
Dec
5
Tue
San Francisco (Parnassus) Membership Meeting – Appointments @ Kalmanovitz Library, CL-213
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dec
7
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Appointments @ NS II 4206
Dec 7 @ 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
9
Tue
San Francisco – Vacancy Election @ UCSF (Mission Bay and Parnassus)
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

On Tuesday, January 9, an Election will take place for 2 Head Steward positions at UCSF. The location/polling times and candidates are as follows:

10am – 1pm | Mission Bay campus – Rock Hall in front of 4th Street entrance
2pm – 6pm | Parnassus campus – Kalmanovitz Library, in front of the main entrance

Vote for two (2) Head Stewards:

Candidate: Akua Gyamerah – Candidate Statement Not Provided
Candidate: Lorenzo Pasquini – Candidate Statement Not Provided
Candidate: Alice Schoenauer-Sebag – Candidate Statement

You can view a sample of the ballot that will be used in the election by clicking here.

Sincerely,

Gokul Ramaswami (Chair), UC Los Angeles
Zahra Hemmatian, UC Berkeley
Gaurav Sharma, UC Davis
Maryam Zahiri Azar, UC Irvine
Tuomas Koskela, LBL
Agustina De Francesco, UC Riverside
Caitlin Taylor, UC Santa Barbara
Mariana Gomez Schiavon, UC San Francisco

Jan
25
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – The Value of Strong Membership @ NS II 4206
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.

Additionally we’ll be electing campus stewards. All members in good standing are eligible to accept nomination.

Jan
30
Tue
UCSF Parnassus Membership Meeting – The Value of Strong Membership @ Kalmanovitz Library, room CL-215
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We would like to invite you to our first membership meeting of 2018, on January 30 at 12pm. 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
8
Thu
Irvine – Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Outdoor patio between Engineering Tower and Information and Computer Science
Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us on Thursday afternoon, February 8, for 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 of forming a union at UC!

Come have coffee and socialize and feel free to bring along your colleagues, especially fellow Postdocs or Academic Researchers.

Click here for a map of where the event will be held.

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Alicia Hall, Unit Chair
Zach Reinert, Recording Secretary