Sep 162019
 
 September 16, 2019

 

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Climate Strike

Over the past year, the global youth-led movement for climate justice has changed the national conversation about the climate crisis, demanding that politicians reject fossil fuel campaign contributions and support a bold and equitable transition to clean energy.

Join us September 20th for the youth-led strike for climate justice!

Climate Justice Fest: Cal Anderson Park 9 – noon

March to City Hall Noon – 1pm
Rally outside City Hall 1pm

Leaving from UW? Join us at 12:30pm on the upper level of the light rail station for the city hall rally! RSVP so we know you’re coming! You can also share your support on social media by using this Facebook Profile Pic Frame.
To get more involved or learn more, email climatejustice@uaw4121.org

 


Solidarity With Striking UAW Workers

On Sunday night, nearly 50,000 UAW autoworkers at 31 General Motors plants began to strike after GM failed to make a satisfactory contract offer on key bargaining issues like wages, health insurance, and transitioning temporary workers to permanent status. This bargaining comes just a few months after GM closed several plants — all while GM CEO Mary Barra takes home $21 million a year (281 times more than the average GM employee). Negotiations with GM are particularly important because once the GM contract is agreed upon, it will pattern bargaining for an additional 100,000 workers at Ford and Fiat-Chrysler. We are strongly in solidarity with our fellow UAW members as they fight for a fair contract. In the coming days, be on the lookout for opportunities to support this important action.


Political Endorsements

Since the August Primary Elections, our Political Workgroup has continued interviewing candidates and considering key local races, and we have now endorsed Shuan Scott for Seattle City Council District 4. Shaun had a strong second-place showing in our membership straw poll on this race that led to our endorsement of our own Emily Myers. Shaun and Emily’s positions are in close alignment and we’re happy to have another solidly pro-labor candidate to endorse for the November general election. Like many of us Shaun has experienced Seattle’s skyrocketing cost of living as a worker in Seattle, and is running on a platform to end extreme income inequality, increase affordable housing, stronger renter protections, and increased transit access. Read more about Shaun and our full list of current endorsements here!


Trans Resource Fair

UAW 4121 is hosting a university-wide resource fair on October 10th from 4-7pm in SWS 305. Come by to find out more about local resources for the trans community from a dozen community organizations who will be there tabling. There will also be a brief presentation of relevant results from the recent UAW 4121 Equity Survey. For more info and to RSVP, check out the Facebook event.

In solidarity,

Tina Angerer
Douglas Avella-Castro
Pamela Baker
Leandro Casiraghi
Monica Cortés Viharo
Meg Drouhard
Max Friedfeld
Vern Harner
Dan Hart
Sam Kastner
Kyle Kubler
Kristin McCowan
Emily Myers
Jacob O’Connor
Nayon Park
Marissa Parker
David Parsons
Cristian Proistosescu
Shua Sanchez
Paige Sechrest
Solmaz Shakerifard
Sam Sumpter
Judy Twedt
Jon Witt

 

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