Communications Working Group

 

About

We are UAW 4121 members who coordinate internal and external communications for the Local, including weekly membership emails, social media, website, member op-eds, press contacts, and more. Because we know that emails and social media alone are not enough to build a fighting labor movement, our work is undertaken as a component of overall Local organizing strategy, in close coordination with our Local’s organizing committees and other working groups.

We are committed to ensuring Local 4121 communications are accessible to all and reflect our commitments to equity and social justice. If there are ever any problems please let us know and we will fix them immediately.

Internal Membership Communications

Internally, we work to ensure that fellow UAW 4121 members receive regular, transparent information about union activities, opportunities for participation, and policies that may affect us as students, workers, and members of our broader communities. We also work to ensure that these communications are consistent with our values as a union — including ongoing commitments to equity and social justice, and to building a democratic, worker-driven labor movement. To help facilitate this work, all union communications follow a style guide approved by the Joint Council in March 2020. Any member can request a copy of the style guide by emailing comms@uaw4121.org.

In addition, members of the Communications Working Group are available to support communications needs for departmental and working group organizing campaigns and projects — including support developing social media, flyers, op-eds, etc. Any working/organizing group who would like to include information in a membership email or on social media should contact comms@uaw4121.org. (Please give at least 48 hours notice for social media, and ideally get in touch a week in advance for membership emails, even if your content is not yet ready).

External Communications & Press

Externally, we work to develop a better understanding in the community of the critical roles Academic Student Employees and Postdocs play — in making the UW the prestigious teaching and research institution that it is, in fighting to ensure the University is accessible to all as a public good, in working to make our broader communities more just, and more. We welcome press inquiries — please email comms@uaw4121.org to get in touch. 

Contact 

You can get in touch with us by emailing comms@uaw4121.org

Get Involved

Like all our workgroups, the Communications Work Group is open to all members. If you’re interested in getting involved on an ongoing basis, email comms@uaw4121.org and a member of the workgroup will follow up with you to schedule time for a comms orientation. 

UAW 4121 Communications