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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
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

Jun
27
Wed
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Teaching Opportunities for Postdocs @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
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!

Sincerely,

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

UCSF Mission Bay Membership Meeting — Postdoc Housing @ Mission Hall, MH-2110
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Access and affordability of housing is a concern for many, if not all of us. Please join us at this month’s membership meeting discussing the specific housing challenges UC Postdocs face, how the Postdoc Union can work to increase housing access, and all options that exist at our campus. We will also report back on the responses we got from the UCSF Campus Housing Survey.

Lunch will be provided!

Jul
21
Sat
San Francisco – Annual Potluck @ Golden Gate Park, Marx Meadows
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join fellow postdocs and academic researchers for our annual Postdoc Union Potluck Picnic, cohosted with Academic Researchers United. You and your family are all invited! Please bring something to share if you are able. Feel free to bring your labmates and friends!

Please email if you have any questions and if you’d like to help out. (Also, a small cash donation for alcoholic beverages is appreciated.)

Sincerely,

Juliane Winkler, Unit Chair
Alice Schoenauer-Sebag, Head Steward
Akua Gyamerah, Head Steward
Leila Mohammadi, Head Steward
Matt Grimmer, Trustee

Jul
25
Wed
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Postdoc Community Organizing @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

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

Jul
26
Thu
UCSF Mission Bay Membership Meeting — Postdoc Community Organizing @ Mission Hall, MH-2110
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,

Juliane Winkler, Unit Chair
Alice Schoenauer-Sebag, Head Steward
Akua Gyamerah, Head Steward
Leila Mohammadi, Head Steward
Matt Grimmer, Trustee

Aug
23
Thu
Los Angeles – Researcher Happy Hour @ UCLA Botanic Garden courtyard (West of the Factor Building and on the CHS side of Charles Young Drive)
Aug 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Aug
29
Wed
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Benefits Info @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This month during our Membership Meeting, we’ll discuss the UC Postdoc Benefits Plan:

  • How does health insurance work in the US?
  • What is the difference between the HMO and the PPO medical plan?
  • What are my out-of-pocket medical expenses?
  • How to find a General Physician/Pediatrician/Dentist/Endodontist?
  • And more.

Especially helpful if you’re a relatively new Postdoc, or you want to educate yourself on all options before the Open Enrollment period coming up in October.

If you have a question right now, feel free to let us know at losangeles@uaw5810.org.

Sincerely,

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

Aug
30
Thu
UCSF Mission Bay Membership Meeting — Benefits Info @ Mission Hall, MH-2105
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This month during our Membership Meeting, we’ll discuss the UC Postdoc Benefits Plan:

  • How does health insurance work in the US?
  • What is the difference between the HMO and the PPO medical plan?
  • What are my out-of-pocket medical expenses?
  • How to find a General Physician/Pediatrician/Dentist/Endodontist?
  • And more.

Especially helpful if you’re a relatively new Postdoc, or you want to educate yourself on all options before the Open Enrollment period coming up in October.

If you have a question right now, feel free to let us know at sanfrancisco@uaw5810.org.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Juliane Winkler, Unit Chair
Alice Schoenauer-Sebag, Head Steward
Akua Gyamerah, Head Steward
Leila Mohammadi, Head Steward
Matt Grimmer, Trustee