Building on initial housing issues identified at last December’s membership meeting, our Housing Justice Working Group is organizing to ensure everyone has secure housing and a meaningful say in their housing conditions. The more people who participate in the survey
, the more compelling the results will be — both for identifying patterns of issues that are impacting members, and for building a clear collective mandate to address them.
This is also a great chance to connect with your peers to have meaningful conversations about housing, and how they relate to the support we deserve from our departments and UW. Fill out this short form to get involved in organizing around the housing survey, and a Housing Justice Working Group organizer will follow up with you!
Support UW Librarians in Bargaining
UW Libraries and Press staff with UW Libraries Union have been bargaining a first contract with UW admin for months — please take a minute to sign the petition in support of their fight for a living wage!
UW Libraries and Press staff play a critical role at the UW — providing expertise in a vast number of topics; supporting research, grants, and tutorials; and other important work that advances the University’s research and instruction missions. Despite this, they are some of the lowest paid research university libraries & press professionals in the country. Higher salaries and better working conditions are ways to address retention, and advance equity, diversity, and inclusion at UW Libraries & UW Press. Please sign on today in solidarity with the UW Libraries Union!
EPIC is Hiring – Postdoc Positions Available!
Empowering Prevention and Inclusive Communities (EPIC) is hiring for two Postdoc Training Specialist Positions! Postdoc Training Specialists focus on working with the UW Postdoctoral Scholar community and will build on the EPIC program that was originally developed in 2018-2019. The Training Specialist role is between a 20-40% FTE position. You can apply on UW Hires (UW Requisition #204931).
The EPIC program is an innovative peer-to-peer harassment prevention training program jointly run between our union and the university, and is a major win from recent ASE and Postdoc contract campaigns. Training Specialists will have the opportunity to work with a team to develop, implement, and evaluate the EPIC program, which includes information regarding sexual harassment, discrimination, intersectional power dynamics, bystander intervention strategies, response options, UW policies and procedures, and union rights. If you have questions, reach out to any of the current training specialists at email@example.com.
Postdoc Childcare Fund Enrollment is Now Open
As part of our Postdoc collective bargaining agreement, our Caregiver fund helps support Postdoc caregivers. The Postdoc Family Friendly Working Group has finalized a reimbursement system for the $50,000 Postdoc Childcare Fund. Disbursement of the 2022 fund will happen twice, in May and November. Please visit the UAW 4121 Caregiver fund website for enrollment and eligibility information and the disbursement calendar for 2022.
Please fill out the enrollment form by April 18th, 2022 to be eligible to receive funds in May. Eligibility and amounts given will be need-based and determined after responses are collected. Email the Family Friendly Workgroup if you have any questions, or visit the caregiving fund website for more information.
Braeden Van Deynze