Calendar

 
Apr
30
Tue
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Applying for Postdoc Fellowships @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Apr 30 @ 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!

May
16
Thu
Los Angeles – Researcher Coffee Hour @ The Bombshelter Bistro
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for our next researcher coffee hour! Coffee and donuts will be provided.

May
22
Wed
Los Angeles – AR General Meeting on the Promotion Process @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
May 22 @ 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
29
Wed
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – How our Union Runs @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
May 29 @ 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!

Jun
11
Tue
Los Angeles – AR General Meeting @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jun
25
Tue
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Appointments and Job Security @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Jun 25 @ 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
18
Thu
Los Angeles – Researcher Coffee Hour @ The Bombshelter Bistro
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for our next researcher coffee hour! Coffee and donuts will be provided.

Jul
25
Thu
Los Angeles – AR General Meeting @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Jul 25 @ 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.

Jul
30
Tue
Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Teaching Opportunities @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Jul 30 @ 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!

Aug
22
Thu
Los Angeles – AR General Meeting @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
Aug 22 @ 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!