Calendar

 
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!

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
San Diego Membership Meeting – Authorship disputes @ Price Center West, 2nd Floor, Red Shoe Room
Dec 6 @ 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!

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!

Dec
13
Thu
San Diego – Postdoc and Academic Researcher End of Year Celebration @ Leichtag 107
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring a side dish or snack and build community with Postdocs and Academic Researchers (Project Scientists, Researchers, Specialists and Coordinators of Public Programs) who have now obtained majority support for their unionization effort. Friends/Family and all researchers are welcome.

RSVP here to let us know you are coming, how many guests you are bringing, and if there is a side dish/snack that you would like to bring!

Jan
8
Tue
San Diego – Pick-up Soccer Match @ John Muir Turf Field
Jan 8 @ 3:15 pm – 5:30 pm
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
San Diego – AR General Meeting on Status of Research in the U.S. @ Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior (CNCB)- Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room
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!

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!