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Jul
31
Tue
Irvine – Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Engineering Tower (Front Patio Area)
Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us 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 of forming a union at UC!

Come have coffee, socialize and find out more about our current efforts. Feel free to bring along your colleagues, especially fellow Postdocs or Academic Researchers.

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Eric Montoya, Recording Secretary
Alexander Cho, Steward
Clare Flynn, Steward
Alicia Hall, Steward
Roberto Yus Peirote, Steward
Maryam Zahiri Azar, Steward

Aug
14
Tue
Irvine – Researcher Ice Cream Social @ Natural Science 2, Patio Area
Aug 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come beat the heat and enjoy some ice cream with fellow Postdocs and Researchers. We are cohosting 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.

See you there!

Eric Montoya, Recording Secretary
Alexander Cho, Steward
Clare Flynn, Steward
Alicia Hall, Steward
Roberto Yus Peirote, Steward
Maryam Zahiri Azar, Steward

Aug
23
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Benefits Info @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
Aug 23 @ 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 irvine@uaw5810.org.

Sincerely,

Eric Montoya, Recording Secretary
Alexander Cho, Steward
Clare Flynn, Steward
Alicia Hall, Steward
Roberto Yus Peirote, Steward
Maryam Zahiri Azar, Steward

Oct
13
Sat
Irvine – Researcher Barbecue @ Gabrielino Park
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for fall barbecue on Saturday, October 13th at Gabrielino Park. This is a great opportunity to share food, fun and conversation with fellow Postdocs, family and friends. Here are the details:

We will be joined by Academic Researchers (Project Scientists, Specialists and Researchers, many of whom used to be Postdocs) who are forming their own union, and it will be a great opportunity to create a stronger researcher community and network with each other.

Food will be provided. Drinks will be donation based and will help us to raise raise funds for our union’s Voluntary Community Action Program (V-CAP) to support pro-science, pro-labor candidates who will push back against the current administration’s attacks on science and international workers.

Please RSVP here to let us know if you are coming and if you are bringing any guests, so we know how much food we need, and feel free to bring a side dish to share!

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.

Irvine – Canvass for Katie Porter @ Porter Campaign Staging Location
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Walk precincts in support of Katie Porter, who is running against Republican Mimi Walters. Are you in? Do you want to carpool? Please RSVP at the link.

Oct
22
Mon
Deadline to Register to Vote
Oct 22 all-day

If you are eligible to vote, now is the time to get ready for the upcoming Midterm elections, held on Tuesday, November 6.

For California residents, the deadline to register to vote is October 22, 2018.

Unsure if you’re registered to vote in California? Check your voter registration status here!
Have you moved since the last election? Re-register to vote today!

Any California registered voter may request to vote using a vote-by-mail ballot. You do not have to be “absent” or “out of town on election day” to vote by mail in California. You may apply for a vote-by-mail ballot just because you want to.

Nov
3
Sat
Irvine – Canvass for Katie Porter @ Porter Campaign Staging Location
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Walk precincts in support of Katie Porter, who is running against Republican Mimi Walters. Are you in? Do you want to carpool? Please RSVP at the link.

Nov
4
Sun
Irvine – Canvass for Katie Porter @ Porter Campaign Staging Location
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Walk precincts in support of Katie Porter, who is running against Republican Mimi Walters. Are you in? Do you want to carpool? Please RSVP at the link.

Nov
14
Wed
Irvine – AR General Meeting @ Biological Sciences III, Room 3120
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for our next Academic Researcher general meeting. We’ll discuss the results from our comprehensive bargaining survey and what improvements we want to see at UC. This conversation, and others like it across the state, will inform the drafting of our initial bargaining demands for our first union contract with UC.