Families Belong Together Rally –
This past week, we’ve seen multiple attacks from the federal government against immigrants, families and public sector employees around the country.  Beginning this Saturday (6/30), UAW Local 4121 members will rally to kick off a week of action to protest the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant, racist policies — both at our southern border and at home in Washington state.

WHEN: Saturday (6/30), 11am – 2pm
WHERE: SeaTac Federal Detention Center
WHY: This is the location for one of the regional ICE field officers from the Enforcement Removal Operations division, and an important target for local organizing.  Learn more details on the Facebook event and bring your friends and family!  Let us know [email uaw4121@uaw4121.org] if you can come!

Support a UAW member in need –
An ASE and Local 4121 member, Rafeel Wasif, was recently in a tragic accident while traveling.  He is in critical condition, and even in the best scenario it will take many months for full recovery.  Please consider contributing to his gofundme campaign to help with medical bills, rent, and other needs.

Job Announcement – Preventing Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
The University is now hiring two 50% FTE ASE positions (equivalent to a standard TA or RA appointment) to staff the anti sexual harassment trainings we bargained as part of our recent contract negotiations. This new training program will be jointly developed and administered by the Union and UW, and will  be conducted for all new ASEs each year. Hired ASEs will work throughout the year in the UW Safe Campus office to develop the program, to focus on preventing sexual harassment and discrimination, and identifying and discussing intersectional power dynamics specifically in ASE work situations. To apply to be one of the trainers, please see this job announcement.

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