Racial Justice Actions & Resources

BREAKING 6/17/20: Seattle police union officially removed from labor council.


Taking action for racial justice

In conjunction with our union’s initial call for expanded use of our collective bargaining power to refuse to enforce in racist, classist, policies and practices regarding policing, members are developing specific demands aimed at building long-lasting work to defund police and instead invest in community-based safety and wellness, both on campus and in the broader community. To get involved with this and much more, email anti-discrimination@uaw4121.org!

Since late May, 4121 members have been joining thousands of others in Seattle and around the world to take action against racist and anti-Black policing — joining thousands on the streets of Seattle, hundreds in Tacoma in memory of Manuel Ellis (a Black Tacoma man who was murdered by police in early March), and more.

This powerful and ongoing action of thousands is beginning to make an impact in the Puget Sound. For instance, after incredible community pressure and action, the Seattle City Attorney rescinded the consent decree motion, AND the Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan cancelled the previously-imposed curfew. This movement is the direct result of all of our community’s action — but there’s much more to be done, so it’s critical we keep up the momentum.

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This page will be updated regularly with new information and opportunities for taking action!