Calendar

 
Mar
7
Thu
Santa Cruz – AR General Meeting on Initial Bargaining Demands @ Sinsheimer Labs, Room 301
Mar 7 @ 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
14
Thu
Santa Cruz Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Earth & Marine Sciences (E&MS), Room A333
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll 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!

Apr
11
Thu
Santa Cruz Membership Meeting – Postdoc Bargaining 2020 @ Sinsheimer Labs, Room 101
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

With our current Postdoc union contract set to expire in just over a year, it’s time to start thinking about our next round of bargaining with UC. At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss the basics of bargaining, including what it means to collectively bargain and how the process works. Then we’ll generate ideas for what issues we should prioritize and how Postdocs can most effectively exercise our collective power to win a great contract in 2020!

Apr
12
Fri
Santa Cruz – AR General Meeting: All About Bargaining @ Sinsheimer Labs, Room 101
Apr 12 @ 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!

May
8
Wed
Santa Cruz – AR General Meeting on the Promotion Process @ Sinsheimer Labs, Room 101
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
May
22
Wed
Santa Cruz – Researcher Coffee Hour @ Picnic table between the Science & Engineering Library and Sinsheimer Labs
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Stop by for coffee and donuts, meet your fellow researchers on campus, and discuss ways that we can further strengthen our researcher community!

Jun
13
Thu
Santa Cruz – AR General Meeting @ Sinsheimer Labs, Room 101
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jul
16
Tue
Santa Cruz – AR General Meeting @ Sinsheimer Labs, Room 101
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for a short bargaining update, followed by a discussion about what’s next to win a fair contract! If there are specific topics that you would like to address (or if you have generally have any questions about bargaining), please fill out this form so that we can be sure to include your topic of interest.

Lunch will be provided!

Aug
21
Wed
Santa Cruz – AR General Meeting @ Sinsheimer Labs, Room 201
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join this month’s general meeting to get the latest on where things stand with bargaining and discuss how ARs can utilize the new ARU / UAW 5810 Bargaining Petition to increase the pressure on UC.

Lunch will be provided!

Santa Cruz – Researcher Bonfire at Seabright Beach 🏖️🔥 @ Seabright Beach
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join fellow Academic Researchers and Postdocs for the UAW 5810 Summer Researcher Bonfire. You and your family are all invited! Please bring something to share if you are able. Feel free to bring your labmates and friends!

Please RSVP here! We will also hold a fun raffle! 🎟️ Small cash donations to play beach games are appreciated. All donations will support our Union.

Hope to see you there!