Calendar

 
Feb
28
Thu
Santa Barbara – AR General Meeting @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mar
14
Thu
Berkeley & LBL — Researcher Happy Hour @ Matiki Island BBQ and Brew
Mar 14 @ 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.

Mar
21
Thu
LBL – Researcher Coffee Hour @ LBL Cafeteria
Mar 21 @ 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!

Mar
27
Wed
LBL Membership Meeting – Postdoc Bargaining 2020 @ 33-106
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!

Lunch will be provided!

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!

Apr
16
Tue
LBL – Bargaining Lunch @ LBL Cafeteria
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm

Join for a brown bag lunch to discuss building a more inclusive, accessible, equitable, and diverse research community.

Dessert items will be provided!

Apr
24
Wed
LBL Membership Meeting – Debugging Your Workplace @ 33-106
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for “Debugging your workplace” for Postdocs. In 45 minutes, we will cover:

  • Dissecting your paycheck
  • Reviewing your parental leave options
  • Overview of your health benefits

If there are other issues you’d like to discuss for next week’s meeting, email us at lbl@uaw5810.org. 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!