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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!

Nov
3
Sat
Los Angeles – Phone Bank in Support of Kevin De Leon (US Senate) @ Kevin De Leon Campaign Office
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The UAW and the California Labor Federation have endorsed Kevin De Leon for US Senate. De Leon is challenging Senator Dianne Feinstein, and has garnered support from several labor movements due to his strong progressive and pro-union positions. Come help rally support by phone and text banking campaigns east LA office.

If you want to carpool, please RSVP here.

Dec
11
Tue
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Authorship disputes @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Dec 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Authorship and other forms of academic credit are of course important for Postdoc career advancement. 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!

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?

Dec
18
Tue
Los Angeles – Postdoc and Academic Researcher Holiday Coffee Hour @ The Bombshelter Bistro
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am

We would like to invite you for a holiday coffee hour on Tuesday, December 18 at 10 AM. Meet other UCLA Researchers and Postdocs, socialize, and expand your network! We’ll be celebrating an Academic Researchers United (Project Scientists, Researchers, Specialists and CPPs) milestone: obtaining majority support for our unionization effort.

Hot coffee and donuts will be provided. Your labmates and colleagues are welcome too.

Jan
30
Wed
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Individual Development Plans @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Jan 30 @ 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
5
Tue
Los Angeles – Postdoc and Academic Researcher Coffee Hour @ The Bombshelter Bistro
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for our next researcher coffee hour! Coffee and donuts will be provided.