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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

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

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
31
Fri
Los Angeles – Union Night at Dodger Stadium @ Dodger Stadium
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm
Sep
26
Wed
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Local resources and recommendations for Postdocs @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What do you wish you had known when you started as a Postdoc at UCLA?

At this month’s Membership Meeting, we’ll be discussing local resources that are available to Postdocs, including strategies to help new Postdocs get settled in Los Angeles and Postdoc recommendations ranging from doctors and child care services to restaurants and hiking trails. Please join your fellow Postdocs to learn more about how to make the most of your time in Los Angeles and share your own recommendations.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

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

Sep
29
Sat
Los Angeles – Science Funding 5K Run/Walk @ Clover Park (picnic tables close to the parking lot off of Ocean Park Blvd, at the North end of the park)
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am

To raise money for our union’s Voluntary Community Action Program (VCAP), which helps us support pro-science/pro-labor political candidates and policies, we are hosting a Postdoc Union 5K Run/Walk!

This will be a really fun event for Postdocs and our families, friends and colleagues, and an excellent chance to get some exercise while socializing with fellow Postdocs! There will be a Pancake Breakfast on the beach immediately after the race, and everyone is invited to join!

Cost: $10 Pre-registration, $15 same day registration, $3 kids run

Please RSVP by clicking this link.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

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

Oct
13
Sat
Los Angeles – Canvass for Katie Hill @ Santa Clarita Field Office
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join with members of other Labor Unions to walk precincts in support of Katie Hill, who is challenging Rep. Steve Knight. If you want to carpool, please RSVP here.

Oct
17
Wed
Los Angeles – Postcarding for Katie Hill CA-25 @ Terasaki Life Sciences Building (TLSB), Room 2100
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
30
Tue
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Why the midterm election is critical to all Postdocs @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
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.

At this meeting, we will also be voting for a representative to the elections committee. The UAW local 5810 elections committee consists of one elected representative from every campus. We will accept nominations at the meeting and hold an election if necessary.

Lunch will be provided!