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May
29
Tue
Riverside Membership Meeting – Retirement Benefits @ Batchelor Hall 2158
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

For this month’s membership meeting, we will discuss retirement plan options for Postdocs, including the Defined Contribution Plan (DCP), 403b and 457b plans, as well as the various ways you can invest for the future, and what options you have when your UC employment ends.

Lunch will be provided!

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

Jun
27
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Teaching Opportunities for Postdocs @ Batchelor Hall 2158
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!

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

Jul
25
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Postdoc Community Organizing @ Batchelor Hall 2158
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch will be provided!

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

Aug
29
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Benefits Info @ Batchelor Hall 2158
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 riverside@uaw5810.org.

Lunch will be provided!

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

Sep
5
Wed
Riverside – Ice Cream Social @ Entomology Building, Patio Area
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm

Come beat the heat and enjoy some ice cream with fellow Postdocs and Researchers. We are co-hosting an ice cream social with Academic Researchers United, a group of Project Scientists, Researchers and Specialists who are currently in the effort of forming their union.

This will be an opportunity to learn more about your union, ask questions and mingle with other researchers. Everybody in the lab is welcome.

Click here to RSVP and help us get a head count of how much ice cream to bring.

Sincerely,

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

Sep
21
Fri
Riverside – Postdoc Happy Hour @ Getaway Cafe
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a Postdoc Happy Hour. We’ll provide the food, you buy the drinks!

Click here to RSVP.

Sincerely,

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

Sep
27
Thu
Riverside Membership Meeting – Health Benefits Info @ Boyce Hall, Room 1467
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lunch will be provided!

Honghong Wu, Unit Chair
Alex Blacutt, Recording Secretary

Oct
20
Sat
Canvassing in Nevada
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day

UAW members from Nevada have asked for our help to campaign for Jacky Rosen for US Senate. She is currently a member of the House of Representatives on the Science, Space and Technology committee, and she is running to replace current Senator Dean Heller, a Republican who has largely voted with Trump. This race is critical to flipping the Senate!

Early voting in Nevada starts the weekend of October 20-21, so we’ll be doing on-the-ground canvassing to help get out the vote. We’ll be working in pairs and will be provided with training when we get to Nevada, so prior canvassing experience is not needed.

We will be coordinating bus transportation from Northern CA to Reno and from Southern CA to Las Vegas with fellow UAW members, and hotel rooms in Reno and Las Vegas will be provided. We will spend Saturday and Sunday campaigning, and then hop on the buses back to California on Sunday afternoon.

This is going to be an important and fun weekend! All Postdocs who want to join are welcome, along with family members, friends, etc. – the more the merrier! Please email uaw5810@uaw5810.org if you have any questions, and RSVP here.

Oct
30
Tue
Riverside Membership Meeting – Why the midterm election is critical to all Postdocs @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for a membership meeting on the upcoming midterm elections! Postdocs have a lot to gain during the upcoming November 6 election. We’ll briefly discuss what’s at stake, how the federal and state law-making process works, and how science and research are impacted. We’ll also present our Science Slate, including our endorsed California propositions.

Lunch will be provided!

Dec
4
Tue
Riverside Membership Meeting – Authorship disputes @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Authorship and other forms of academic credit are of course important for our career advancement. We want to hear from you about how authorship disputes have impacted your experience as a Postdoc and how we can most effectively make progress on this critical issue in upcoming contract negotiations. Can you take a couple minutes to fill out our authorship survey?

Then join us for our monthly campus membership meeting where we’ll discuss disputes around academic credit, and strategies to make improvements in this area.

Lunch will be provided!