Calendar

 
Dec
4
Tue
Riverside Membership Meeting – Authorship disputes @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Dec 4 @ 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!

Feb
7
Thu
Riverside Membership Meeting – Individual Development Plans for Postdocs @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Feb 7 @ 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
15
Fri
Riverside – Researcher Coffee Hour @ The Boyce-Webber Courtyard
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am

Join your fellow Postdocs and Academic Researchers for coffee and donuts. Let’s socialize, talk about our upcoming contract negotiations and celebrate our victories from 2018 including Academic Researchers joining our union, our pay scale increase and stopping UC visa service fees!

We’ll have hot coffee and donuts for everyone – bring your labmates and colleagues too!

Feb
28
Thu
Riverside Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs with H&R Block Representative @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll be joined by a tax professional from H&R Block to 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
Riverside – General Meeting on Initial Bargaining Demands @ Webber Hall, Room 3239
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.

Lunch will be provided!

Mar
21
Thu
Riverside – Researcher Coffee Hour @ The Boyce-Webber Courtyard
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am

Join your fellow Postdocs and Academic Researchers for coffee and donuts. Let’s socialize, talk about our upcoming contract negotiations and make sure all ARs have signed onto our initial bargaining demands!

We’ll have hot coffee and donuts for everyone – bring your labmates and colleagues too!

Apr
11
Thu
Riverside – Academic Researcher General Meeting: All About Bargaining @ Batchelor Hall, Room 2158
Apr 11 @ 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!

Apr
24
Wed
Riverside Membership Meeting – Applying for Postdoc Fellowships @ Boyce Hall, Room 1467
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you in the process of applying for a fellowship or just thinking about applying for one? Confused or uncertain about the ins and outs of doing so? At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss best practices for applications. And your colleagues are often the best resource for demystifying the process so we’ll also hear from Postdocs about their experiences with fellowship applications.

Lunch will be provided!

May
24
Fri
Riverside – Researcher Coffee Hour @ The Boyce-Webber Courtyard
May 24 @ 10:00 am

Join your fellow Postdocs and Academic Researchers for coffee and donuts. Let’s socialize and discuss ongoing ARU / UAW 5810 contract negotiations!

We’ll have hot coffee and donuts for everyone – bring your labmates and colleagues too!

May
28
Tue
Riverside – Academic Researcher General Meeting on the AR Promotion Process @ TBD
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s meeting we’ll discuss AR experiences with promotion, what works and doesn’t work about current procedures, and brainstorm ways that we can negotiate a more fair and transparent process. Anyone who is interested in this topic should please come and share your ideas!!

Lunch will be provided!