Calendar

 
Apr
26
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Why all academic workers need a union @ Price Center West, 3rd Floor, Earl Warren College Room
Apr 26 @ 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,

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

San Diego Membership Meeting @ Price Center West, 3rd Floor Earl Warren College Room
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jun
14
Thu
Berkeley — Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Terrace Cafe
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am
Jun
21
Thu
San Diego – Pick Up Soccer Game @ Marshall College Field
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jun
22
Fri
San Diego – BBQ with Academic Researchers United @ Kellogg Park (by La Jolla Shores)
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Click here to RSVP, let us know how many friends and family members you are bringing, if you can bring a side dish or would like to carpool. We will have sangria with a $3 suggested donation.

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!

Jun
28
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Teaching Opportunities for Postdocs @ Price Center West, 3rd Floor, Earl Warren College Room
Jun 28 @ 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,

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Elisabeth Ghabache Head Steward
Anatoly Shabalin, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward