UAW 4121 - UW Works Because We Do
Dear UAW Member,

Solidarity with hotel workers

On September 14th, Westin Seattle workers voted 98% to authorize a strike against Marriott. They stand alongside over 8,000 Marriott workers in Boston, Honolulu, Maui, San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, Oakland and Detroit who have also voted overwhelmingly to strike.  Throughout this campaign, their message to Marriott has been simple: One Job Should Be Enough. Marriott is the largest and the richest hotel employer, and they can do better.

At yesterday’s membership meeting, we passed a resolution in solidarity – please show your support in the following ways:

Solidarity Rally TODAY (10/12), 4pm @ the Seattle Westin

PICKET: Once a strike is called, Westin workers will be picketing outside the hotel every day from 6am to 12am. Sign up at to join them for a weekly two hour shift.  The Local will also adopt a picket day.

PLEDGE: As hotel customers, your voice is powerful. Visit to pledge as an individual to support Marriott hotel workers by not eating, sleeping, or meeting at any Marriott in the event of a boycott and/or strike. Marriott brands include Westin, Sheraton, Renaissance, W, Courtyard, Springhill Suites, Moxy, Four Points, and others.

I-1631 GOTV

Join other UAW 4121 members this Saturday, October 13 @ 1pm for canvassing.  Can’t make it? 4121 members will be doorknocking again on Saturday, October 27 @ 1pm.  To find out more information, email the climate justice workgroup at

Sexual Harassment Prevention

The fight against sexual harassment and discrimination at UW continues.  Please take a few minutes to read this Medium article about the experiences of academic student employees in Pharmacology, and how institutional mechanisms continue to fail us.  

And join us for the next Sexual Harassment Prevention workgroup meeting.
WHEN: Monday, October 22, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Research Commons, Red A
** This workgroup meets every other Monday at the same time.

Pack City Hall for People’s Budget

Following Saturday’s community action meeting, let Seattle City Council know what the people’s priorities are for the city budget!
WHEN: Tuesday, October 23, 5-8pm
WHERE: Seattle City Hall (600 4th Ave.)

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