Membership Meeting Thurs 1/12 5PM
Our next membership meeting will be next Thursday 1/12 from 5-6pm, and will be conducted via Zoom. To access the Zoom link, fill out this RSVP form. All members in good standing are encouraged to attend, and new members may sign up for UAW4121 by filling out this membership form. The proposed agenda for the meeting is as follows:
  • Approve Agenda
  • Approve Minutes
  • Budget Workgroup
  • Organizing & Bargaining Updates
  • EPIC and Equity Survey
  • Adjourn

Any member who would like to propose additional agenda items or submit materials for the meeting is welcome to email by 5pm on Wednesday 1/11. For more information about how the meeting will be structured and how you can use Zoom’s features to participate, check out this page on our website.

Postdoc & RSE Bargaining Planning Meeting Friday 1/6 12PM

On 12/22, UW illegally declared “Impasse” in a bargaining session with Research Scientist/Engineer A-4s (RSEs), indicating their refusal to bargain further on the topic of their unilateral conversion of many RSEs into hours-tracking positions. You can read more about that here. UW admin has also been failing to make sufficient progress on a number of topics in Postdoc bargaining – you can read more about recent updates here.

In order to build the momentum needed to win fair contracts, all UAW 4121 members are encouraged to join an important meeting this Friday 1/6 (tomorrow!) at noon via Zoom. This meeting will be an opportunity to build on momentum from the past two months, learn more about updates on the latest in bargaining, and to participate in determining our strategy for countering UW’s illegal actions and winning strong contracts. As you know, our strength and leverage at the bargaining table comes from our numbers, our unity, and importantly, our engagement. The University cannot function without us, and RSEs and Postdocs deserve fair contracts now!

Housing 4 the People Rally Weds 1/11 4:30PM

Last September, UW administration announced a plan to privatize four housing complexes, including two family housing units (Blakely Village and Laurel Village) that primarily serve graduate students with families. As discussed at the Rally for Housing Justice last October, this decision will not only displace current residents but will also have long-lasting effects for current and future members by eliminating affordable housing options, driving up housing costs, and setting the stage for further privatization of student housing units. Learn more and sign this petition calling on the UW Regents to build housing for people, not for profit.

RSVP here to join the Housing Justice Working Group, tenant organizers, and community housing justice organizations and advocates on Red Square at the Housing 4 The People Rally outside of the first UW Board of Regents meeting of 2023 on January 11th at 4:30pm. Get involved in organizing around this critical issue by connecting with others in your department,pairing up to talk with tenants, and more – reach out to the Housing Justice Working Group at for more information.

In Solidarity,
Justin Applegate
Lucia Baker
Ana Bennett
Rebecca Bluett
Nick Bolten
Francesca Colonnese
Pat Erickson
Max Friedfeld
Colleen Hoffman
Soohyung Hur
Levin Kim
Brianne King
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