UAW 4121

4121 Social Friday 6-8pm

Because of extreme temperatures over the weekend, our social (originally planned for last Sunday) has been rescheduled to tomorrow, Friday 7/2 from 6-8pm at Cowen Park! Everyone is welcome to join at any time for light snacks, a few pumps of hand sanitizer, getting to know union members across departments, plugging into ongoing work, and learning a little bit more about our history as a union while we celebrate the end of the academic year. RSVP here:

EPIC is Hiring – ASE & Postdoc Positions Available!

Empowering Prevention and Inclusive Communities (EPIC) is hiring for both ASE and Postdoc Training Specialist Positions!

Academic Student Employees (1 position available): Thanks to member activism, Empowering Prevention and Inclusive Communities is able to hire one new ASE Training Specialist! The ASE Training Specialist role includes facilitating EPIC trainings for ASEs and Postdocs, hosting stakeholder conversations, collaborating with organizers across campus, and producing original research including data analysis. The Training Specialist is a 50% FTE position for four quarters of the year; Summer, Spring, Fall, and Winter. Here’s a link to the full job description and place for you to apply (UW Requisition #192293).

Postdocs (2 positions available): 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 a 20% FTE position. You can apply on UW Hires (UW Requisition #189319).

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

Heat Wave / Fire Season Mutual Aid 

Extreme heat waves and fire seasons and other impacts of climate crisis are difficult on everyone, but particularly on those who live outdoors. One great way to support your neighbors is to donate or get involved with local mutual aid groups, who have been providing food, water, warm-weather clothing, and other needed items during the heatwave and are preparing for fire and smoke season. There are many great people and groups in Seattle – here are just a few: 

University District 
@SingleSparkSea (Venmo: @SparkSEA, CashApp: $SingleSparkSea)
@FreeFoodUD (Venmo: @FreeFoodUD)
@SubvertUD (Venmo: @UWBLM)

North Seattle 
@CohoCollective  (Venmo: @Coho_Collective)

Chinatown International District 
@CIDMutualAid (CashApp: $CIDMutualAid)

Central District 
@GADCollective (

General Seattle Area
@AntifaGargoyle (Venmo/Cashapp: @/$GargoyleVibes) 
@GatorAidFairy (Venmo/Cashapp: @/$GatorAidFairy) 
@EquinoxInSeattle (Venmo: @EquinoxInSeattle)

If you are interested in getting involved but aren’t sure where to start or what groups might be near you, feel free to email Marissa ( for help getting plugged in.

UAW 4121 Stickers

We are excited to share that we have new UAW 4121 stickers! You can grab a couple at Friday’s social or ask your steward to pick some up for your department.


Summer Workshops to Build Power

Please RSVP for this summer’s Workshops to Build Power! Join fellow 4121 members across UW for a series of organizing trainings to learn more about what we can each do to help build our collective power, both in preparing for our next contract campaigns and to win on important issues outside of bargaining. These trainings cover critical skills and information for department stewards, and are particularly helpful for new stewards and activists. However, they’re also open to anyone interested in honing their organizing skills and getting more involved. For more information about each session, check out the RSVP form!

  • Session 3: Empowering Prevention & Inclusive Communities 2.0 (Thur 7/8, 5:00-6:30pm).
  • Session 4: Organizing an Empowering New Member Orientation (Thur 7/15, 5:00-6:30pm).
  • Session 5: Power Analysis & Building a Departmental Campaign (Thur 7/22, 5:00-6:30pm).
In Solidarity,

Douglas Avella-Castro
Leandro Casiraghi
Amanda Clouser
Max Friedfeld
Kaelie Giffel
Vern Harner
Dan Hart
Colleen Hoffman
Levin Kim
Brianne King
Kyle Kubler
Avi Matarasso
Kristin McCowan
Erin Morgan
Emily Myers
Amal Nanavati
Anzela Niraula
Jacob O’Connor
Elena Pandres
Nayon Park
Marissa Parker
David Parsons
Shua Sanchez
Solmaz Shakerifard
Sam Sumpter
Samantha Thompson
Judy Twedt
Momona Yamagami
Christian Zimmermann