Calendar

 
Jan
23
Tue
Riverside Membership Meeting – The Value of Strong Membership @ Batchelor Hall 2158
Jan 23 @ 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
20
Tue
Riverside Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Batchelor Hall 2158
Feb 20 @ 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,

Liz Munoz, Unit Chair
Honghong Wu, Recording Secretary

Feb
23
Fri
Riverside – Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Patio outside Entomology
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a coffee hour co-hosted by the Postdoc Union 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.

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Liz Munoz, Unit Chair
Honghong Wu, Recording Secretary

Feb
27
Tue
Merced Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Science & Engineering Building 2 (SE2)
Feb 27 @ 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,

Fernanda Santos
Mélaine Aubry-Kientz

Mar
27
Tue
Merced Membership Meeting @ Science & Engineering II, Room 224 (SE2-224)
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mar
28
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Debugging your workplace @ Batchelor Hall 2158
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for “Debugging your workplace” for Postdocs. In 45 minutes, we will cover:

  • Dissecting your paycheck
  • Solutions to common issues Postdocs face
  • Reviewing your parental leave options
  • Overview of your health benefits
  • Steps towards transitioning out of your Postdoc

If there are other issues you’d like to discuss, email us at riverside@uaw5810.org

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Liz Munoz, Unit Chair
Honghong Wu, Recording Secretary

Apr
24
Tue
Merced Membership Meeting @ Science & Engineering II, Room 302 (SE2-302)
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
25
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Why all academic workers need a union @ Batchelor Hall 3106
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for our April Membership meeting next week. We’ll talk about academic unions in the US, including some exciting updates from Postdocs and Researchers across the country who are currently organizing their union!

This is also an excellent opportunity to ask your questions about the Union or any workplace issues in person.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Liz Munoz, Unit Chair
Honghong Wu, Recording Secretary

May
29
Tue
Merced Membership Meeting – Retirement Planning @ Science & Engineering II, Room 224 (SE2-224)
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

For this month’s membership meeting, we will discuss retirement plan options for Postdocs, including the Defined Contribution Plan (DCP), 403b and 457b plans, as well as the various ways you can invest for the future, and what options you have when your UC employment ends.

Lunch will be provided!

Riverside Membership Meeting – Retirement Benefits @ Batchelor Hall 2158
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

For this month’s membership meeting, we will discuss retirement plan options for Postdocs, including the Defined Contribution Plan (DCP), 403b and 457b plans, as well as the various ways you can invest for the future, and what options you have when your UC employment ends.

Lunch will be provided!

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary