Academic Researchers United and our Union will co-host a coffee hour tomorrow,Tuesday, March 13th at 3 PM. Drop by to have a cup of coffee and mingle with fellow researchers!
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After the latest shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida survivors have organized a nationwide day of action to call for action on gun control. In Los Angeles there will be a rally and march at Pershing Square in Downtown.
Please join us!
Ashleigh Morse, Unit Chair
Miguel Alec Marin, Recording Secretary
Jijun Huang, Head Steward
Allison Sharrow, Head Steward
Elizabeth Zuniga-Sanchez, Head Steward
Academic Researchers United and our Union will co-host a coffee hour tomorrow at 2 PM. Drop by to have a cup of coffee and mingle with fellow researchers! There will be materials at the coffee hour for making signs for the March for Science this Saturday.
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.
For this month’s membership meeting, we have invited Laura Crymble, 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.
Future of Research promotes grassroots advocacy by researchers and collects data about academia and scientific training. In Gary’s talk, titled “What’s Next, for the Next Generation of Researchers?”, he will present results from the Next Generation Researchers Initiative, a Congressionally-mandated committee convened by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine to examine how to create viable and sustainable career paths for early-career scientists. Postdocs and Academic Researchers from UC Berkeley and LBL will also speak about how they are taking collective action to make improvements.
Don’t miss this great opportunity for a conversation with Postdocs and Academic Researchers on many of the issues we’re facing regarding funding, research, and our careers. The event is open to all, so please help spread the word. There will be more information in weeks to come (including details on live streaming), but for now, save the date!
Are you interested in gaining teaching experience? In this month’s membership meeting, we will discuss opportunities for Postdocs to expand our teaching skills as part of career development. We’ll talk about different kinds of teaching, whether formal or informal, and how to build those experiences into your CV. And we’ll also discuss opportunities for teaching in the area, both within UC and outside.
Lunch will be provided!