Calendar

 
Oct
23
Tue
Merced Membership Meeting – Why the midterm election is critical to all Postdocs @ Science & Engineering II, Room 302 (SE2-302)
Oct 23 @ 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!

Nov
3
Sat
Canvass for Josh Harder @ North Valley Labor Federation, in the old St. Clair Theater
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am

Join Postdocs from Davis, Merced and Berkeley to walk precincts in support of Josh Harder, who is challenging Rep. Jeff Denham. Meet in Modesto on Saturday morning

Are you in? Do you want to carpool? RSVP here

Nov
27
Tue
Merced Membership Meeting – Authorship disputes @ Science & Engineering II, Room 302 (SE2-302)
Nov 27 @ 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!

Jan
29
Tue
Merced – AR General Meeting on Status of Research in the U.S. @ SSM 317 (this is the half-dome shaped area in the middle of the Social Sciences and Management building)
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for our first Academic Researcher general meeting of the new year! We’ll discuss existing recommendations to improve research in the U.S., including the 2018 NAS report: “The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through”. By understanding existing recommendations and reports, we can better craft bargaining proposals to support our careers and UC’s research mission.

All ARs are encourage to attend and lunch will be provided!

Merced Membership Meeting – Individual Development Plans @ Science & Engineering II, Room 224 (SE2-224)
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Do you have an Individual Development Plan (IDP)? Are you familiar with what an IDP is and the benefits of having one? At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we will discuss Individual Development Plans, how to take advantage of them to help achieve your career and professional development goals, and current career development rights under our contract and how these rights can be improved upon. Come join us!

Lunch will be provided!

Feb
27
Wed
Merced Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Science & Engineering II, Room 302
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss the basics of filing Federal and State taxes, including issues affecting fellows and international scholars. We will also discuss how recent changes to the tax law will impact Postdocs. Your peers are also an excellent resource for tax questions and this will be a good opportunity to ask questions and share information.

Lunch will be provided!

Mar
13
Wed
Merced – AR General Meeting on Initial Bargaining Demands @ Social Sciences and Management (SSM) room 217 - this is the lower dome shaped conference room on the 2nd floor
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for a very exciting meeting to discuss the initial set of demands that our union will submit to UC in advance of bargaining the first UC Academic Researcher union contract! These demands have been crafted based on the feedback from thousands of ARs via the comprehensive bargaining survey.

All ARs are encourage to attend and lunch will be provided!

Apr
12
Fri
Merced – AR General Meeting: All About Bargaining @ SE1 (Science & Engineering 1), Room 390
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Now that we’ve pushed UC to drop its objections to our union, bargaining will begin soon! With that exciting news in mind, we invite you to join for a meeting to give us your feedback and learn about the bargaining process and how you can be involved – including helping to develop specific proposals, outreach to other ARs, political action, communicating personal stories, and much more.

Lunch will be provided!

Jun
19
Wed
Merced – Iced Tea and Update on AR Bargaining @ Lantern Cafe (on the first floor of Kolligian Library)
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Bargaining is in full swing, and continues later this month at UC Riverside! Join to discuss where things stand with bargaining, and dour collective ideas on the steps we can take in the coming weeks and months to win a fair contract!