Calendar

 
Nov
14
Wed
Irvine – AR General Meeting @ Biological Sciences III, Room 3120
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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
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
27
Tue
LBL Membership Meeting – Authorship disputes @ Building 33, Room 306
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!

Dec
4
Tue
Irvine Membership Meeting – Authorship disputes @ TBD
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!

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!

Dec
12
Wed
Irvine – Postdoc and Academic Researcher Social @ Natural Sciences 2, Room 4206
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm

Meet other UCI Postdocs and Researchers, socialize, and expand your network! We’ll be celebrating an Academic Researchers United (Project Scientists, Researchers, and Specialists) milestone: obtaining majority support for our unionization effort.

Hot coffee, cold beverages, cookies and snacks provided. Your labmates and colleagues are welcome too!

Jan
30
Wed
Irvine – AR General Meeting on Status of Research in the U.S. @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
Jan 30 @ 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!

LBL Membership Meeting – Individual Development Plans @ 2-200
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
7
Thu
Irvine Membership Meeting – Individual Development Plans @ Natural Sciences II, Room 4206
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!

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.