2022 WSLC Labor Immigration Summit

Join the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) and community and labor allies at this year’s labor immigration summit! This year’s summit will be held in Mount Vernon on September 17th from 10am – 5pm with the theme of “Immigrant and Refugee Workers Rising and the Future of the Labor Movement.” The summit will include workshops, guest speakers, and more – register here. If you have any questions, or want to get involved in organizing around these issues, reach out to the International Solidarity Working Group at intl-workgroup@uaw4121.org.

Postdoc Bargaining Survey

Calling all Postdocs–take the bargaining survey today! Add your voice to the bargaining survey here and share your priorities for our next contract. This survey will be the basis for the initial bargaining demands, so your input is critical for making sure the bargaining collective agenda represents your priorities. A strong supermajority turnout on the bargaining survey is also crucial to building momentum and power as we get ready to start bargaining this fall. To get more involved in organizing, email uwpubargaining@uaw4121.org or join the Postdoc Slack.

WFSE Bargaining Rally

WFSE 3488, a union of workers at Harborview Medical Center, are bargaining a new contract, and have a number of upcoming solidarity actions in support of their fight for a fair contract. Join fellow 4121 members and others in our local labor community to show your solidarity:

  • Tuesday, 8/23, 2-4pm: Rally at corner of the 9th and Jefferson building, located on the sidewalk around the Metro bus zone.
  • Thursday 9/8 or Friday 9/9, 11am-1pm: Lunch shift rally at HMC View Park.

For more info and to connect with other UAW 4121 members, email solidarity@uaw4121.org or join the Rapid Mobilization Network.

Solidarity with Unionizing Childcare Workers

Earlier this month, childcare workers at MightyKidz in Seattle were fired by management after raising serious concerns about their working conditions, and expressing the intention to form a union. This is a clear retaliation tactic meant to slow worker organizing, and to avoid addressing issues that not only impact MightyKidz educators but also the children they teach and care for every day. Over the weekend, hundreds of community members came together for a solidarity rally in support of the workers, and as a union we sent this letter to MightyKidz management demanding that fired workers be reinstated and the union be voluntarily recognized.

You can help by taking a minute today to sign onto this petition in support of the workers and their organizing efforts. For more info and to get involved, you can also email solidarity@uaw4121.org or join the Rapid Mobilization Network.

In Solidarity,
Justin Applegate
Ana Bennett
Erica Bigelow
Nick Bolten
Jonathan Fisher
Max Friedfeld
Colleen Hoffman
Levin Kim
Avi Matarasso
Nicel Mohamed-Hinds
Emily Myers
Amal Nanavati
Anzela Niraula
Marissa Parker
Mara Rafferty
Tahiyat Rahman
Anastasia Schaadhart
Audrey Seo
Jer Steeger
Sam Sumpter
Samantha Thompson
Natalie Wellen
Tricia Wu
Yuying Xie