Calendar

 
Feb
5
Tue
San Diego – Pick-up Soccer Match @ John Muir Turf Field
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Feb
22
Fri
San Diego – Board Game Night @ Price Center West, 2rd Floor, Game Room (by Shogun Noodle and above Jamba Juice)
Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join for a board game evening. Bring your friends and favorite board game(s) to the Price Center gameroom, where we will be able to use the pool tables, table tennis and foosball as well. We will have snacks, and you will be able to purchase food and drinks from Shogun Noodles & Sushi.

Feb
27
Wed
San Diego Membership Meeting – Tax Presentation with H&R Block Representative @ CNCB large conference room
Feb 27 @ 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
5
Tue
San Diego – Pick-up Soccer Match @ RIMAC field
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar
7
Thu
San Diego – AR General Meeting on Initial Bargaining Demands @ Price Center, West Bear Room
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

PJoin 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
28
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Postdoc Bargaining 2020 @ Price Center West, 3rd Floor, Earl Warren Room
Mar 28 @ 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
2
Tue
San Diego – Pick-up Soccer Match @ RIMAC field
Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
11
Thu
San Diego – AR General Meeting: All About Bargaining @ Price Center, Green Table Room
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
25
Thu
San Diego Membership Meeting – Union Democracy @ Price Center, 2nd Floor, Snake Path Room (west of Sungod Lounge)
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What does it mean to get involved with our union? How are decisions made? What is the role of a steward, head steward or executive board member? With our next Postdoc Union vacancy election happening later this month and open positions at every campus, please join us at this meeting to discuss how our Postdoc Union democracy happens.

Lunch will be provided!

May
21
Tue
San Diego – AR General Meeting on the Promotion Process @ Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior (CNCB), Large Conference Room (1st Floor)
May 21 @ 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!