Dec 152016
 
 December 15, 2016

UAW Local 4121 has long been at the forefront of defending the rights of immigrants and undocumented folks.  Injury to one is injury to allFollowing the November 2016 national elections we launched a long-term coalition strategy in recognition of the need to resist the Trump administration’s agenda.  This page chronicles actions and events organized by UAW Local 4121 members since 11/2016.

If you have any questions or concerns about your situation, please check the Resources section of this page, or contact the union’s International Solidarity Work Group at intl-solidarity@uaw4121.org.

News and Updates 

5/25: 4th Circuit Court ruling keeps Trump’s travel ban on hold

5/25: ACTION at the Graduate School – we are monitoring progress and will hold the UW accountable!

5/24: UW responds to summer funding demand – they are reaching out to all international students

5/19: ACTION: 4121 members march to the Graduate School and demand to speak with Dean Eaton!

5/19: UAW Local 4121’s second round of travel ban bargaining with UW; demand summer funding now and give UW a deadline of 5/24.

UAW 4121 members at the second round of travel ban bargaining, demanding summer funding now!

UAW 4121 members at the second round of travel ban bargaining, demanding summer funding now!

5/1: ACTION: UAW Local 4121 members confront UW administration demanding summer funding now for students impacted by the travel ban!

Mid-April: UW meets one of our demands and eliminates the International Student Fee – a victory we have been working towards for 4 years!  

4/6: UAW Local 4121’s first round of travel ban bargaining with UW – presented demands

3/16: Trump’s second travel ban halted by Federal Judge in Hawai’i.

3/11: Declaration of UAW Local 4121, filed as part of the Washington State Attorney General’s new lawsuit to block Trump’s Executive Order.

3/8: Video: Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant tells the story of UAW 4121 VP Arshiya Chime.

Arash Tarkhan reports at UAW Local 4121 stewards training about his experience returning from Iran

Arash Tarkhan reports at UAW Local 4121 stewards training about his experience returning from Iran

2/27: Petition in Support of International Students and Scholars.

2/18: Photo: Arash Tarkhan reports at UAW Local 4121 stewards training about his experience returning from Iran.

2/11: Video: Gov. Inslee comments on international students detained per the travel ban, including UAW member Arash Tarkhan.

2/9: Vancouver Daily Hive article details UAW Board member Arash Tarkhan’s journey home with help from UAW and its legal team Kristen Kussmann and Paul Drachler.

2/8: UW campus members rally in support of international students, as part of National Day of Action.

2/3: Radio: UAW Local 4121 Vice President Arshiya Chime discusses Trump Executive Order.

2/1: International Solidarity Work Group hosts a workshop to begin preparing bargaining agenda.

UAW 4121 members join hundreds in the Seattle community for an impromptu action at SeaTac airport protesting Trump's first immigration Executive Order.

UAW 4121 members join hundreds in the Seattle community for an impromptu action at SeaTac airport protesting Trump’s first immigration Executive Order.

2/1: UAW Local 4121 submits a declaration as part of Attorney General Lawsuit Challenging Travel Ban.

2/1: When we fight, we win! Federal Judge blocks travel ban!

1/31: UAW 4121 holds Planning Meeting about travel ban

1/30: UAW 4121 Actions and Updates

1/28: Airport Actions and Lawsuits lead to stay against travel ban!

1/28: Action Alert: Protests at SeaTac Happening Now!

1/27: Video: UAW Local 4121 VP Arshiya Chime Speaks at Press Conference in anticipation of Travel Ban Executive Order

UAW 4121 Board Member Viral Shah participates in Immigration Roundtable with Congresswoman Jayapal

UAW 4121 Board Member Viral Shah participates in Immigration Roundtable with Congresswoman Jayapal

1/20: Photo: UAW 4121 Board Member Viral Shah participates in Immigration Roundtable with Congresswoman Jayapal.

12/15: Letter from Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant in support of Sanctuary Campus Demand.

12/15: Coverage by The Stranger of Sanctuary Campus Demand

12/15: Coverage by Seattle Times of Sanctuary Campus Demand

12/15: Coverage by University Herald of Sanctuary Campus Demand

12/15: Coverage by KUOW of Sanctuary Campus Demand

12/15: Press Release: Sanctuary Campus Demand

UAW 4121 Board Member Andrea Canini urges the UW to become a Sanctuary Campus

UAW 4121 Board Member Andrea Canini calls on the UW to become a Sanctuary Campus

12/14: UAW Local 4121 hosts Immigration Forum

12/12: UW Union Coalition Letter, signed by 8 unions, demands UW become a “Sanctuary” Campus.

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