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.
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!
Are you looking for a job? Wondering what it takes to make the transition to a permanent position in industry, academia, or science communications? If so join us on November 7th 6:30-8:30 pm for a Postdoc career panel co-hosted by UAW 5810 and the PSA. Panelists (some of whom are former UC postdocs) will share their experience and insights and answer your questions.
Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP and let us know if there are particular speakers or institutions you’d like us to invite (there’s still time!).
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
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
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.
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
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.