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Dear UAW Member,

UPASS Bargaining

As a reminder, this Thursday 8/16 is the first day of Coalition UPASS Bargaining. As an extension of the equity demands we made while bargaining our full contract in the spring, our Local is joining five other campus unions to demand a subsidized UPASS for everyone. Help kick off the campaign by joining fellow union members across campus for a rally Thurs 8/16 from 12 noon to 1pm on Lower Rainier Vista (near the Light Rail station). Wear your blue shirts, and if you need one, more will be available at the rally.

To RSVP, please fill out this short form. For more info, check out the Facebook event. Updates about UPASS bargaining will be posted regularly on the website here.

Political Workgroup

Our Political Workgroup will be meeting in the coming weeks to discuss candidate endorsements, a fundraising plan for our voluntary political fund, and more! If you’re interested in participating, please email and someone will be in touch soon with an availability poll. More info here.

Website Updates

Over the summer, our website will be undergoing some changes based on member feedback this spring. In particular, please take a minute to check out this new page featuring op-eds and articles written by 4121 members! If you’d like to get involved with our communications work — including op-eds, our Local’s zine, and more — please email

Contract Enforcement

Our Contract Enforcement Workgroup is looking for new members! Enforcing the rights protected under our contract is a critical aspect of our union’s work to fight for a fair and equitable campus. If you’d like to get involved, or if you think you may have a grievance, please email More info here.

In Solidarity,
Theresa Aliwarga
Douglas Avella-Castro
Dianne Baumann
Andrea Canini
Anthony Castanza
Monica Cortes Viharo
Meg Drouhard
Kristen Garofali
Katya Kolesova
Dylan Mayer
Mandy McCourt
Kristin McCowan
Elizabeth Mills
David Parsons
Shua Sanchez
Maddie Smith
Sam Sumpter
Arash Tarkhan
Judy Twedt

UAW 4121 | UW Works Because We Do