Merced – AR General Meeting on Initial Bargaining Demands @ Social Sciences and Management (SSM) room 217 - this is the lower dome shaped conference room on the 2nd floor
Mar 13 @ 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!

Merced – AR General Meeting: All About Bargaining @ SE1 (Science & Engineering 1), Room 390
Apr 12 @ 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!

Merced – Iced Tea and Update on AR Bargaining @ Lantern Cafe (on the first floor of Kolligian Library)
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Bargaining is in full swing, and continues later this month at UC Riverside! Join to discuss where things stand with bargaining, and dour collective ideas on the steps we can take in the coming weeks and months to win a fair contract!

Merced Membership Meeting – Mental Health Resources for Postdocs @ Science & Engineering II, Room 302
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This month’s membership meeting will focus on the range of mental/behavioral health resources that are available to Postdocs. This includes what is available on campus, as well as off campus. We’ll also cover how to find providers under our HMO and PPO health care plans. And as always, we are each other’s greatest resource so any information or feedback that you can contribute to this conversation will be most appreciated!

Lunch will be provided!

Merced Membership Meeting – Teaching as a Postdoc @ Science & Engineering II, Room 302
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Lunch will be provided!

Merced – AR Unity Meeting @ SE1 (Science & Engineering 1), Room 300
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Merced Membership Meeting – Time Off and Leaves for Postdocs @ SE2, Room 302
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we will be discussing Personal Time Off and the various kinds of leaves (Maternity, Parental, Personal, Medical, etc.) available to Postdocs, how to make use of those leaves when needed, as well as how paid sick days and holidays work under the contract.

Lunch will be provided!