Calendar

 
Mar
20
Wed
Davis – Researcher Happy Hour @ City Hall
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm

Our union is hosting a happy hour next Wednesday at 6 PM! Drop by to relax after work or after joining UPTE and AFSCME on the picket line during their strike for a fair contract. If the weather permits, we will be on their terrace. Call Emma on (530) 574-5661 if you can’t find us.

Mar
27
Wed
Davis Membership Meeting – Postdoc Bargaining 2020 @ GBSF (The Genome and Bioscience Research Facility), Room 2202
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!

Apr
4
Thu
Davis – AR General Meeting: All About Bargaining @ Life Sciences 1020
Apr 4 @ 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
24
Wed
Davis Membership Meeting – Postdoc Fellowships @ Physics 432
Apr 24 @ 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!

Apr
28
Sun
Davis – Spring Barbecue @ Emma's house
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come celebrate the season, socialize and discuss ways we can further strengthen our researcher community. Food and some drinks will be provided but feel free to BYOB (and snacks). There’ll be corn hole, bocce and a sign-making station for the March for Science the following week! Partners, family, friends are welcome to join.

May
9
Thu
Davis – AR General Meeting on the Promotion Process @ Life Sciences 3002
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
22
Wed
Davis Membership Meeting – Union Democracy @ Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facilty (GBSF), Room 2202
May 22 @ 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? Please join us at this meeting to discuss how our Postdoc Union democracy happens.

Lunch will be provided!

May
29
Wed
Davis – Researcher Happy Hour @ Davis Central Park
May 29 @ 6:00 pm

Come hang out and network with your fellow Postdocs and Academic Researchers, and feel free to bring other colleagues, friends and family! Call Emma at (530) 574-5661 if you can’t find us.

May
30
Thu
Davis – AR General Meeting: Lunch with the Bargaining Team @ Vet Med 3b, Room 3003
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Come meet with members of our Academic Researchers United/UAW 5810 bargaining team. We’ll review the basics of how bargaining works, get an up to the minute report on negotiations, and leave plenty of time for Q&A.

Jun
26
Wed
Davis Membership Meeting – Appointments and Job Security @ GBSF 2202
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!