Calendar

 
Nov
13
Tue
Berkeley — AR November General Meeting @ UAW Local 5810 Office
Nov 13 @ 12:00 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.

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!

Nov
29
Thu
Berkeley Membership Meeting – Authorship disputes @ Valley Life Sciences Building (VLSB) 4110
Nov 29 @ 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!

Dec
6
Thu
Berkeley & LBL — Postdoc and Academic Researcher End of Year Party @ UAW Local 5810 Office
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm

2018 has been an exciting year! We welcomed 5,000 new researchers into our Union, built our membership and successfully enforced our contract on a number of critical issues, and worked to elect pro-science and pro-worker candidates across the state. As 2018 winds down, we invite you to join us for a party to celebrate the holiday season and all of our wins this year.

The party will be an excellent opportunity for you to meet fellow Postdocs and Researchers from UCB and LBL, learn more about how to get involved in our Union, and begin to plan what we will accomplish together in 2020 contract negotiations.

Please RSVP here!

RSVPs are strongly encouraged! We will provide alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, along with some snacks, and everyone is welcome to bring something to share. The union office is a short walk from campus, close to the Downtown Berkeley BART station.

Hope to see you there!

Jan
15
Tue
Berkeley — Postdoc and Academic Researcher Coffee Hour @ Picnic tables between Li Ka Shing, Genetics and Plant Biology, Morgan, and Mulford
Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm

UAW Local 5810 Postdocs and Academic Researchers are co-hosting a coffee hour next week. 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
Peter Smits, Recording Secretary
Mehmet Doğan, Head Steward
Aman Gill, Head Steward
Ambika Kamath, Head Steward
Amanda Mclaughlin, Head Steward

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!

Jan
31
Thu
Berkeley – AR General Meeting on Status of Research in the U.S. @ UAW 5810 Office
Jan 31 @ 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!

Berkeley Membership Meeting – Individual Development Plans @ Valley Life Sciences Building (VLSB), Room 4110
Jan 31 @ 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
7
Thu
Berkeley & LBL — Researcher Happy Hour @ Matiki Island BBQ and Brew
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm

Drop by for some drinks and apps, connect with fellow LBL and Berkeley researchers, get answers to any questions you may have about rights and benefits, and discuss ways that we can further strengthen our researcher community.