Calendar

 
Feb
7
Thu
Santa Barbara – AR General Meeting on Status of Research in the U.S. @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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
27
Wed
Santa Barbara – AR General Meeting on Initial Bargaining Demands @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Feb 27 @ 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!

Feb
28
Thu
Santa Barbara – AR General Meeting @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
3
Wed
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Postdoc Bargaining 2020 @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Apr 3 @ 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!

Lunch will be provided!

Apr
11
Thu
Santa Barbara – AR General Meeting: All About Bargaining @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
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!

May
1
Wed
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Union Democracy @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
May 1 @ 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
9
Thu
Santa Barbara – AR General Meeting on the Promotion Process @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
May 9 @ 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!

May
28
Tue
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Applying for Postdoc Fellowships @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
May 28 @ 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!

Jun
19
Wed
Santa Barbara – AR General Meeting @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm