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!


Visa & Green Card Workshop @ Evans Hall, Room 560
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

We are pleased to host another workshop on visa and immigration issues for Postdocs. Guest speaker will be Stacey Gartland from immigration law firm Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP. Attorneys from this law firm have worked with the Postdoc Union for many years and are very familiar with the specific types of visa and immigration scenarios Postdocs face.

Topics covered will be work visa for scientists and researchers, the permanent residency application process, travel for international Postdocs, what changes might be coming from the new administration with regard to work visas for Postdocs, etc.

Please click here to RSVP; the number of participants is limited! In preparation of the workshop, please let us know if you would like to hear about a specific visa or immigration topic via the RSVP form.

Berkeley Membership Meeting – Resolving Workplace Conflict @ Hilgard 251C
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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
UCSF Parnassus Membership Meeting – Resolving Workplace Conflict @ Kalmanovitz Library, Room CL-215
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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