Calendar

 
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.

Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Why all academic workers need a union @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
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,

Ashleigh Morse, Unit Chair
Miguel Alec Marin, Recording Secretary
Jijun Huang, Head Steward
Allison Sharrow, Head Steward
Elizabeth Zuniga-Sanchez, Head Steward

Apr
27
Fri
San Diego – Happy Hour with Academic Researchers United @ BJs (by Whole Foods)
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm

Join for a happy 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 socialize and feel free to bring along your colleagues, especially fellow Postdocs or Academic Researchers.

Sincerely,

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Fabian Telschow, Recording Secretary
Peter Ramirez, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward
Huang Zhu, Head Steward

May
10
Thu
LBL — Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ LBL Cafeteria Patio
May 10 @ 3:00 pm
May
15
Tue
Los Angeles – Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ The Bombshelter Bistro
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join 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.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Zuniga-Sanchez, Unit Chair
Miguel Alec Marin, Recording Secretary
Victor Réville, Head Steward
Mohamed Soliman, Head Steward

May
22
Tue
LBL Membership Meeting @ LBL campus, 15-300 (Building 15, Room 300)
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
May
30
Wed
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Retirement Benefits with Fidelity Representative @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

For this month’s membership meeting, we have invited Andrew Fung, 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.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Zuniga-Sanchez, Unit Chair
Victor Réville, Head Steward
Mohamed Soliman, Head Steward

May
31
Thu
Organizing The Future of Research with Academic Researchers United @ Stanley Hall, Room 177
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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!

Jun
14
Thu
Berkeley — Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Terrace Cafe
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am
Jun
20
Wed
LBL Coffee Hour @ LBL Cafeteria Patio
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm

Our union will host another coffee hour tomorrow at 2 PM. Drop by to have a cup of coffee, connect with fellow researchers, get answers to any questions you may have about rights and benefits, and discuss ways that we can build our membership!

Hope to see you there!