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Aug
15
Wed
Berkeley — Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Terrace Cafe
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am

Our union and Academic Researchers United and will co-host a coffee hour on Wednesday, August 15 at 10:30 AM. Drop by to have a cup of coffee and mingle with fellow Postdocs, and meet Berkeley Academic Researchers!

Berkeley is 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!

UAW Local 5810 – Berkeley Elected Leadership
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

Academic Researchers United – Berkeley Organizing Committee
Holly Aaron, Specialist
Joshua Carlson, Assistant Project Scientist
Vincent Guacci, Assistant Researcher
Howard Isaacson, Specialist
Bo Liu, Associate Specialist
Sa Liu, Associate Researcher
Isabella Rauch, Associate Specialist
Anatalia Robles, Associate Specialist
Adam Zeilinger, Associate Specialist

Aug
16
Thu
San Diego – Postdoc Union Happy Hour @ BJ's
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for our August Happy Hour, one week from today! Partners and colleagues are welcome. This is a great opportunity to meet other Postdocs in San Diego.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Aug
21
Tue
San Diego – Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ School of Medicine (Grass area in front of Club Med and MTF)
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join for a coffee hour co-hosted by the Union of Postdocs and Academic Researchers United, a group of Project Scientists, Specialists, Researchers and others who are in the process for forming a union at UC! Come have coffee and socialize and feel free to bring along your colleagues, especially fellow Postdocs or Academic Researchers.

Sincerely,

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Elisabeth Ghabache Head Steward
Anatoly Shabalin, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward

Aug
30
Thu
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Benefits Info @ Cory Hall, Room 400
Aug 30 @ 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 berkeley@uaw5810.org.

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

San Diego Membership Meeting – Benefits Info @ Price Center East, 4th Floor, Governance Chambers
Aug 30 @ 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 sandiego@uaw5810.org.

Lunch will be provided!

Sincerely,

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Elisabeth Ghabache Head Steward
Anatoly Shabalin, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward

Sep
11
Tue
Berkeley — Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ Picnic tables between Li Ka Shing, Genetics and Plant Biology, Morgan, and Mulford
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm

The Postdoc Union (UAW Local 5810) and Academic Researchers United, a group of Project Scientists, Specialists, Researchers, and others who are in the process of forming a union at UC, are co-hosting a coffee hour! Drop by to have a cup of coffee and 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!

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!

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

Sep
19
Wed
San Diego – Coffee Hour with Academic Researchers United @ School of Medicine (Grass area in front of Club Med and MTF)
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for a coffee hour co-hosted with Academic Researchers United, a group of Project Scientists, Specialists, Researchers and others who are in the process for forming a union at UC! Come have coffee and cookies and socialize, and feel free to bring along your colleagues, especially fellow Postdocs or Academic Researchers.

Sincerely,

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Elisabeth Ghabache Head Steward
Anatoly Shabalin, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward

Berkeley & LBL — Happy Hour @ The Daily Pint
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for our September Postdoc Happy Hour! Stop by to have a drink and some finger food, socialize, and meet new Postdocs from UC Berkeley and LBL.

Sep
22
Sat
San Diego – BBQ with Academic Researchers United @ Kellogg Park
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We are hosting another Beachside BBQ  and would like you to join us. We always have a great crowd, grill food, play volleyball, share food and conversation with fellow Postdocs, family and friends. Here are the details:

Researcher BBQ (RSVP Here)
When: Saturday, September 22nd from 12pm – 3pm
Where: Kellogg Park (8277 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037)

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.

There will also be sangria ($3/$4 suggested donation) and raffle tickets ($3 each or 2 for $5) to 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 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 with 5-10 people!

Sincerely,

Sergio Ita, Unit Chair
Elisabeth Ghabache Head Steward
Anatoly Shabalin, Head Steward
Adam Wier, Head Steward