Calendar

 
Jan
24
Wed
LBL Membership Meeting – The Value of Strong Membership @ Building 66, Room 316
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We would like to invite you to our first membership meeting of 2018, on January 24 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
1
Thu
Berkeley/LBL – 2018 Kickoff Party @ UAW 5810 Office
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Happy New Year! 2018 will be an important year for our Union as we build on the progress we’ve made to protect our rights as researchers and look forward to upcoming elections. To kick off 2018 and discuss all of the ways to get more involved with our Union, we are having a party on February 1st! This will be an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about our stewards network, meet fellow supportive Postdocs and Union leaders from UCB and LBL, and begin to plan what we will accomplish together in 2018.

We are also launching working groups to take on specific issues of interest to Postdocs, and you can learn more about the working groups and sign up here. Proposed working groups include Political Action, International Researchers, and Equity & Diversity. Sign up, and then join us on February 1st to meet your fellow working group members and start making plans!

We will provide alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and RSVPs are strongly encouraged to ensure that we have enough drinks! We will also have a potluck, so please plan to bring an appetizer or dessert to share. The union office is a short walk from campus, close to the Downtown Berkeley BART station.

Sincerely,
Nils Zimmermann, LBL
Mamun Miah, LBL
Evan Pease, LBL
Heather Harris, UCB
Abby Kroken, UCB
Ben Smarr, UCB
Aman Gill, UCB
Claire Dodd, UCB
Xiangyu Cao, UCB

Feb
14
Wed
Berkeley & LBL Coffee Hour @ Outdoor patio between Li Ka Shing, Mulford, and Morgan
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Feb
21
Wed
LBL Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 70A-3377
Feb 21 @ 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,

Nils Zimmermann
Mamun Miah

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
LBL Membership Meeting @ 66-316 (Building 66, room 316)
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Merced Membership Meeting @ Science & Engineering II, Room 224 (SE2-224)
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
13
Fri
LBL Coffee Hour & Special Membership Meeting @ LBL Cafeteria Patio
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We will host a coffee hour next Friday at 2PM. Drop by to have a cup of coffee and mingle with fellow Postdocs!

This coffee hour will serve as a special membership meeting where we will be voting for an LBL representative to the elections committee. The elections committee consists of one elected representative from every campus. We will accept nominations at the meeting and hold an election, if necessary.

There will also be materials at the coffee hour for making signs for the March for Science next Saturday.

Apr
24
Tue
Merced Membership Meeting @ Science & Engineering II, Room 302 (SE2-302)
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
25
Wed
LBL Membership Meeting – Why All Academic Workers Need A Union @ TBD
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.