Calendar

 
May
24
Thu
Davis Membership Meeting – Retirement Planning @ Life Science Building, LSA 1020
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

For this month’s membership meeting, we have invited Rand Erickson, 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.

Hope to see you there!

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!

Davis Membership Meeting — Teaching Opportunities for Postdocs @ GBSF 4202, UC Davis campus
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
18
Wed
Davis Postdoc Union Social – Farmers Market @ Farmers Market (Central Park by the stone picnic tables at the north side of the park)
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm

Did you spend your day in a cold lab or alone in front of the computer? Come and hang out with your fellow Postdocs at this weeks Farmers Market. Colleagues and family are also welcome to join.

The social will be preceded by a steward meeting at 5:30, same place. Anyone interested in engaging in the union is welcome to come to that meeting as well.

Sincerely,

Emma Skoog, Unit Chair
Myra Dela Pena-Ponce, Recording Secretary
David Ramirez, Head Steward
Amy Ryan, Head Steward

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