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.

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!

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!

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!

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 Lunch will be provided.

Berkeley & LBL — Postdoc Power Happy Hour 🍻👊 @ Postdoc Union Office
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

What will it take for Postdocs to win a great contract in 2020? An engaged community of thousands of Postdocs working together! If you’re interested in learning more about how we can build Postdoc power to better collectively advocate for and make progress on the issues we care about, we invite you to join our “Building Postdoc Power” skill building happy hour.

In 90 minutes, we will:

  • Practice communication skills and get comfortable talking with colleagues about our Union and our upcoming contract negotiations
  • Strategize about how Postdocs can participate throughout the bargaining process to win big improvements in 2020
  • Learn leadership skills to help grow our community of engaged Postdocs and build Postdoc power
  • Enjoy pizza and beverages and meet fellow Postdocs!


If you have questions, please contact Carly at We hope you’ll join us!

LBL Membership Meeting – Annual Reviews @ 33-106
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LBL Membership Meeting – Appointments and Job Security @ 33-106
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What rights does our contract provide with regard to appointment length and appointment letters? What does a layoff mean? What if you find another job before your appointment end date? Join us at our next meeting to learn more about everything appointment-related, and hear from other Postdocs about their experiences. This is also a good opportunity to ask any other questions that you may have.

Lunch will be provided!

LBL Membership Meeting – Teaching Opportunities @ 33-106 and JBEI 4111 (lobby conference room) via livestream
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in gaining teaching experience as a Postdoc? In this month’s membership meeting, we will discuss opportunities for Postdocs to hone their teaching skills. We’ll talk about different kinds of teaching, whether formal or informal, and how to build those experiences into your CV. We’ll also discuss opportunities for teaching in the area, both within UC and outside.

Lunch will be provided!

Berkeley/LBL – Annual Union Barbecue @ TBD
Aug 11 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm