October membership meeting

Our October membership meeting will take place on Thursday October 27th at 6:30pm in hybrid mode: both in person at CUIMC and on zoom. Use one of the links below to RSVP.

RSVP to attend the membership meeting in person.

RSVP to attend the membership meeting on zoom.

This is the last meeting before we will start analyzing the responses of the bargaining survey. However, we would like to get more people to fill them in order to have statistics on the majority of the people in our unit and not just a small part. For that reason, your help is crucial for our upcoming campaign to get more bargaining surveys filled. So please share them with your coworkers and let’s set our bargaining goals all together.

At this meeting, we will be discussing the following topics:

  • Union Management Committee meeting – where we have discussed issues with appointments/reappointment delays, difficulties for postdocs/ARSs to apply for grants as PIs, discrimination on access to benefits for fellows…
  • Contract Topics Working Groups – on Fellows, Intellectual Property/Authorship, protections against bullying… Sign up if you are interested!
  • Organizing Training and Organizing Committee Events
  • Report from the rally against Abortion Rights

In addition, we will have our monthly Finances and Executive Board reports and discuss some important steps in preparation for our next contract campaign.

Let us know any suggestions about topics you’d like to discuss at postdocunion@uaw4100.org!  

As a reminder, to conduct discussions and votes in an orderly manner at our membership meetings, we follow the parliamentary procedure used in most Local Unions and community organization meetings outlined in Robert’s Rules of Order. You can find a cheat sheet with the most commonly used rules here. If you have any questions about how to use these rules during the meeting, always feel free to ask. As a new local union, we are all learning together and there are no wrong questions.