Calendar

 
Feb
5
Tue
Los Angeles – Postdoc and Academic Researcher Coffee Hour @ The Bombshelter Bistro
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for our next researcher coffee hour! Coffee and donuts will be provided.

Feb
12
Tue
Los Angeles – AR General Meeting on Status of Research in the U.S. @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Feb 12 @ 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!

Feb
26
Tue
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs with H&R Block Representative @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Feb 26 @ 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
12
Tue
Los Angeles – AR General Meeting on Initial Bargaining Demands @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Mar 12 @ 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.

All ARs are encourage to attend and lunch will be provided!

Mar
19
Tue
Los Angeles – Researcher Coffee Hour @ The Bombshelter Bistro
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for our next researcher coffee hour! Coffee and donuts will be provided.

Mar
27
Wed
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Postdoc Bargaining 2020 @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Mar 27 @ 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
9
Tue
Los Angeles – AR General Meeting: All About Bargaining @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Apr 9 @ 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
30
Tue
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Applying for Postdoc Fellowships @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Apr 30 @ 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
16
Thu
Los Angeles – Researcher Coffee Hour @ The Bombshelter Bistro
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for our next researcher coffee hour! Coffee and donuts will be provided.

May
22
Wed
Los Angeles – AR General Meeting on the Promotion Process @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bargaining officially begins on May 14 at UCLA for the first-ever contract for Academic Researchers! 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!