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
LBL Membership Meeting – Resolving Workplace Problems @ 33-106 and JBEI and JGI via livestream (Rooms TBD)
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we will discuss the grievance process for resolving work-related concerns, problems and/or issues, including your rights under our contract. The grievance process is an essential component of contract enforcement. We hope you will join us for this important conversation.

Lunch will be provided!

Berkeley/LBL – Debate Watch Party @ UAW 5810 Union Office
Sep 12 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

For this month’s happy hour, we’re having a debate watch party! We’ll be gathering at our Union office in downtown Berkeley to watch the Democratic debate at 5pm on Thursday, September 12th. We’ll be joined by UC Academic Student Employees, UAW 2865, and the Sierra Club Employee Alliance, UAW 2103.

We’ll have alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for a small suggested donation, as well as snacks. Donations will go towards electing pro-science, pro-worker, and pro-immigrant candidates. And we’ll be playing debate Bingo with prizes for the winners!

Please click here to RSVP.