San Francisco (Parnassus) Membership Meeting – Appointments @ Kalmanovitz Library, CL-213
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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.


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

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.

UCSF Parnassus Membership Meeting @ Kalmanovitz Library, CL-210
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
San Francisco – Coffee Hour @ Blackthorn Tavern
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us for our monthly 1st Thursday Postdoc Union Happy Hour! Come enjoy casual conversation, networking, and get to know your Postdoc colleagues. All Postdocs are welcome, so invite your friends with the Facebook event!

UCSF Parnassus Membership Meeting @ Kalmanovitz Library CL-214
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UCSF Parnassus Membership Meeting @ Kalmanovitz Library, CL-214
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UCSF Parnassus Membership Meeting – Retirement Planning @ Kalmanovitz Library, CL-220
May 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For this month’s membership meeting, we have invited Nancy Pargot, a retirement planner from Fidelity Investments, to present on the retirement plan options for Postdocs, including the Defined Contribution Plan (DCP), 403b and 457b plans.

You will have the opportunity to ask all of your questions about the plans, the various ways you can invest for the future, and what options you have when your UC employment ends.

UCSF Parnassus Membership Meeting — Postdoc Housing @ Kalmanovitz Library, CL-210
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Access and affordability of housing is a concern for many, if not all of us. Please join us at this month’s membership meeting discussing the specific housing challenges UC Postdocs face, how the Postdoc Union can work to increase housing access, and all options that exist at our campus. We will also report back on the responses we got from the UCSF Campus Housing Survey.

Lunch will be provided!

San Francisco – Annual Potluck @ Golden Gate Park, Marx Meadows
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join fellow postdocs and academic researchers for our annual Postdoc Union Potluck Picnic, cohosted with Academic Researchers United. You and your family are all invited! Please bring something to share if you are able. Feel free to bring your labmates and friends!

Please email if you have any questions and if you’d like to help out. (Also, a small cash donation for alcoholic beverages is appreciated.)


Juliane Winkler, Unit Chair
Alice Schoenauer-Sebag, Head Steward
Akua Gyamerah, Head Steward
Leila Mohammadi, Head Steward
Matt Grimmer, Trustee