Calendar

 
Jun
5
Tue
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Retirement Benefits with Fidelity representative @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

For this month’s membership meeting, we have invited Cesar Cap, 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 and lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Kevin Brown, Unit Chair
Dhananjay Thakur, Recording Secretary

Jun
20
Wed
LBL Coffee Hour @ LBL Cafeteria Patio
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm

Our union will host another coffee hour tomorrow at 2 PM. Drop by to have a cup of coffee, connect with fellow researchers, get answers to any questions you may have about rights and benefits, and discuss ways that we can build our membership!

Hope to see you there!

Jun
24
Sun
Santa Barbara – Researcher and Postdoc BBQ @ Stow Grove Park
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us on Sunday, June 24 for a barbecue 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! This will be a great chance to meet other researchers and enjoy some sunshine and good food.

Colleagues (especially fellow Academic Researchers), friends, and partners are welcome to join!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP here and let us know if you or anyone in your party has any dietary restrictions.

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Kevin Brown, Unit Chair
Dhananjay Thakur, Recording Secretary

Jun
26
Tue
LBL Membership Meeting – Teaching Opportunities for Postdocs @ 70A-3377
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in gaining teaching experience as a Postdoc? In this month’s membership meeting, we will discuss opportunities for Postdocs to hone 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!

Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Teaching Opportunities for Postdocs @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in gaining teaching experience as a Postdoc? In this month’s membership meeting, we will discuss opportunities for Postdocs to hone 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,

Kevin Brown, Unit Chair
Dhananjay Thakur, Recording Secretary

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
25
Wed
LBL Membership Meeting — Postdoc Community Organizing @ Building 15, Room 300
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

{Campus leader names}

Jul
31
Tue
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Community Organizing @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Jul 31 @ 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 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,

Kevin Brown, Unit Chair
Dhananjay Thakur, Recording Secretary

Aug
16
Thu
LBL – Coffee Hour @ LBL Cafeteria Patio
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm

Our union will host another coffee hour on Thursday, August 16th at 3 PM. Drop by to have a cup of coffee, connect with fellow researchers, get answers to any questions you may have about rights and benefits, and discuss ways that we can build our membership!

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Nils Zimmermann, Unit Chair
Mamun Miah, Recording Secretary
Laurie Stephey, Head Steward

Aug
19
Sun
Berkeley/LBL – Annual Union Barbecue @ Live Oak Park (Picnic Area #2) at Berryman Street between Shattuck Avenue and Oxford Street in Berkeley
Aug 19 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

We would like to invite you to join us at our annual Postdoc and Academic Researchers BBQ at Live Oak Park in Berkeley! Come celebrate summer, meet your fellow UC Berkeley, LBL Postdocs, and Academic Researchers and enjoy food and conversation. We will provide the BBQ necessities and food and beverages will be available by donation. Partners, family, and friends are welcome to join.

The park has a kid’s playground, grassy areas, shady trees, and a tiny creek.

Please RSVP here, so we can buy enough food. If you can volunteer to help out, please indicate that on the RSVP form as well. If you have any questions, please email Hannah.

We hope you can make it!

On behalf of the UC Berkeley and LBL Stewards:

Nils Zimmermann, Unit Chair
Mamun Miah, Recording Secretary
Laurie Stephey, Head Steward
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