Calendar

 
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!

Jul
10
Wed
Davis – AR General Meeting @ GBSF, Room 3206
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for a short bargaining update, followed by a discussion about what’s next to win a fair contract! If there are specific topics that you would like to address (or if you have generally have any questions about bargaining), please fill out this form so that we can be sure to include your topic of interest.

Lunch will be provided!

Jul
24
Wed
Davis Membership Meeting – Teaching Opportunities @ GBSF 2202
Jul 24 @ 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!

Jul
31
Wed
Davis – Researcher Social at the Farmers Market @ Davis Central Park
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm

Come hang out and network with your fellow Postdocs and Academic Researchers, enjoy local food, live music, and have fun! As usual, everyone can buy a variety of fresh and delicious food at the Farmers market. We will bring some soft drinks and ice cream to share. First come, first serve. :) And please feel free to bring your colleagues, friends and family.

Aug
15
Thu
Davis – AR General Meeting @ GBSF, Room 3206
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join this month’s general meeting to get the latest on where things stand with bargaining and discuss how ARs can utilize the new ARU / UAW 5810 Bargaining Petition to increase the pressure on UC.

Lunch will be provided!