Calendar

 
May
30
Wed
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Retirement Benefits @ Campbell Hall, Room 131
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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.

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
27
Wed
Berkeley Membership Meeting — Teaching Opportunities for Postdocs @ Valley Life Sciences Building
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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!

Jul
17
Tue
Berkeley — Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Wurster Hall
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Our union and Academic Researchers United will co-host a coffee hour on Tuesday, July 17. Drop by to have a cup of coffee and mingle with fellow researchers!

We’ve made Berkeley a great place to be a Postdoc because we work together to advocate for ourselves and our research community, and that’s possible because Postdocs overwhelmingly choose to become members. If you aren’t a member of our union yet, click here!

Hope to see you there!

Jul
19
Thu
Berkeley & LBL — Happy Hour @ UAW 5810 Office
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for on July 19th for our July Postdoc Happy Hour! Stop by to have a drink and some finger food, socialize, and meet new Postdocs from UC Berkeley and LBL.

Bring your colleagues who want to learn more or get involved with our union!

Jul
26
Thu
Berkeley Membership Meeting — Postdoc Community Organizing @ Hilgard 112
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The benefits and protections important to Postdocs are under attack because of a series of court decisions and policy changes, among which is the billionaire-funded Janus v AFSCME case against public-sector unions. Please join your fellow Postdocs at this month’s membership meeting to discuss how we can fight to protect our right to stand together and advocate for ourselves and our profession.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Claire Dodd, Unit Chair
Heather M. Harris, Recording Secretary
Kaveh Gharehbaghi, Head Steward
Aman Gill, Head Steward
Mark Ho, Head Steward
Ian McFarlane, Head Steward

Aug
9
Thu
Santa Cruz Membership Meeting – Community Organizing @ Earth & Marine Sciences (E&MS) room A333
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The benefits and protections important to Postdocs are under attack because of a series of court decisions and policy changes, among which is the billionaire-funded Janus v AFSCME case against public-sector unions. Please join your fellow Postdocs at this month’s membership meeting to discuss how we can fight to protect our right to stand together and advocate for ourselves and our profession.

Food will be provided!

Sincerely,

Rosie Gradoville, Unit Chair

Aug
15
Wed
Berkeley — Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Terrace Cafe
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am

Our union and Academic Researchers United and will co-host a coffee hour on Wednesday, August 15 at 10:30 AM. Drop by to have a cup of coffee and mingle with fellow Postdocs, and meet Berkeley Academic Researchers!

Berkeley is a great place to be a Postdoc because we work together to advocate for ourselves and our research community, and that’s possible because Postdocs overwhelmingly choose to become members. If you aren’t a member of our union yet, click here!

Hope to see you there!

UAW Local 5810 – Berkeley Elected Leadership
Claire Dodd, Unit Chair
Heather M. Harris, Recording Secretary
Kaveh Gharehbaghi, Head Steward
Aman Gill, Head Steward
Mark Ho, Head Steward
Ian McFarlane, Head Steward

Academic Researchers United – Berkeley Organizing Committee
Holly Aaron, Specialist
Joshua Carlson, Assistant Project Scientist
Vincent Guacci, Assistant Researcher
Howard Isaacson, Specialist
Bo Liu, Associate Specialist
Sa Liu, Associate Researcher
Isabella Rauch, Associate Specialist
Anatalia Robles, Associate Specialist
Adam Zeilinger, Associate Specialist

Aug
19
Sun
Berkeley/LBL – Annual Union Barbecue @ Live Oak Park (Picnic Area #2) at Berryman Street between Shattuck Avenue and Oxford Street in Berkeley
Aug 19 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

We would like to invite you to join us at our annual Postdoc and Academic Researchers BBQ at Live Oak Park in Berkeley! Come celebrate summer, meet your fellow UC Berkeley, LBL Postdocs, and Academic Researchers and enjoy food and conversation. We will provide the BBQ necessities and food and beverages will be available by donation. Partners, family, and friends are welcome to join.

The park has a kid’s playground, grassy areas, shady trees, and a tiny creek.

Please RSVP here, so we can buy enough food. If you can volunteer to help out, please indicate that on the RSVP form as well. If you have any questions, please email Hannah.

We hope you can make it!

On behalf of the UC Berkeley and LBL Stewards:

Nils Zimmermann, Unit Chair
Mamun Miah, Recording Secretary
Laurie Stephey, Head Steward
Claire Dodd, Unit Chair
Heather M. Harris, Recording Secretary
Kaveh Gharehbaghi, Head Steward
Aman Gill, Head Steward
Mark Ho, Head Steward
Ian McFarlane, Head Steward