Bargaining Mobilization Plan
At last night’s monthly membership meeting, after discussing our contract negotiations, we created a new mobilization work group to develop action plans for our bargaining campaign.  Contact us if you’re interested in getting involved!

Also at the meeting we passed resolutions in support of UW Fossil Fuel Divestment, and a new campus coalition called “Reclaim UW,” which is coming together to fight tuition increases and work in solidarity with other campus workers and student groups.

Steward Vacancy Elections
Last we approved election dates for vacant steward positions.  This is another great way to get involved in the union!  Contact the elections committee with any questions.

New Way to Sign On to Our Bargaining Demands
Have you not yet signed your name to show your support for our bargaining demands? Or perhaps you have a colleague in your department or lab who hasn’t quite gotten around to signing on yet? Now there’s an even easier way to endorse our bargaining demands: Just text your first and last name to (206)-552-8893 and we’ll add your endorsement to the list of supporters.

ASE of the Week
After a brief hiatus in our campaign to highlight the diverse and vital work that academic student employees perform at the University of Washington, we return with a new ASE of the Week: Giada Arney, from the Department of Astronomy. Giada works both as a research assistant in the University of Washington Virtual Planetary Laboratory and as coordinator for the UW Planetarium.