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.

LBL – Coffee Hour @ LBL Cafeteria Patio
Nov 13 @ 2:00 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 further strengthen our researcher community.

Hope to see you there!

Nov
14
Wed
San Diego – Researcher Coffee hour @ School of Medicine (Grass area in front of Club Med and MTF)
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am

Bring your mug and grab some free coffee and cookies!

As Postdocs we negotiated our low-cost health plans through our union contract and in this open enrollment period we can now enroll Domestic Partners! Any changes you make need to be submitted by Nov. 20th, and will apply starting in January of 2018.

So if you have any questions come to our coffee hour, this is a great opportunity to get them answered, and share your experience with other Postdocs!

Davis – Postdoc social and science café @ G Street Wunderbar
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm

Come and join your fellow Postdocs at next week’s Davis Science Café where Professor Moshe Rosenberg will talk about the discovery and evolution of cheese. This will be a great opportunity to socialize with other scientists during and after the talk, and enjoy a drink from the bar.

Nov
20
Tue
LBL – Researcher Coffee Hour @ LBL Cafeteria
Nov 20 @ 3:00 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 further strengthen our researcher community.

Hope to see you there!

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
4
Tue
San Diego – Pick-up Soccer Match @ John Muir Turf Field
Dec 4 @ 3:15 pm – 5:30 pm
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!

UCSF Parnassus – Researcher Happy Hour @ Blackthorn
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our monthly researcher happy hour this Thursday! All are welcome to come socialize and network with fellow postdocs. This will be our last happy hour of 2018, so please come celebrate the Holidays with us!

If you are not a part of our Postdoc Union and would like to be, please click here to sign up. Additionally, if you have any questions about membership or our Union in general, please email us!

Hope to see you there!

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?