UAW 4121

Membership meeting Thurs 6/10

Our next membership meeting will be Thursday 6/10 from 5-6pm, and will be conducted via Zoom. To access the link and/or call-in number, please fill out this short form. The proposed agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  • Approve Agenda
  • Approve Minutes
  • Postdoc organizing
  • ASE bargaining debrief and next steps
  • Working Group Announcements
    • Elections Committee
  • Upcoming Events and Actions
    • Organizer Training Series
  • 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, June 9. All members in good standing are encouraged to attend, and anyone who is not yet a member can sign up here beforehand.

Postdoc Task Force on Applying for PI Status

As a postdoc, having the opportunity to apply for grants and run projects as a principal investigator is an important opportunity for professional development. Article 12.6 of our contract gave us access to apply and act as PIs and co-PIs. We are currently starting a task force to understand the approval process across different Departments and Colleges for gaining PI status on grants in hope of making this process more transparent and equitable for all postdocs on campus. We are hoping that postdocs from a broad range of departments, covering all UW Colleges, will join. Are you interested? Please reach out to to join the google group. We will reach out soon to schedule our first meeting.

Now Hiring! Postdoc EPIC Trainer 

Empowering Prevention and Inclusive Communities (EPIC) is hiring 2 new Postdoc training specialists! The EPIC program is an innovative peer-to-peer harassment prevention training program jointly run between our union and the university, and was a major win from the most recent ASE and Postdoc contracts.

The Postdoctoral Scholar Training Specialist positions will have the opportunity to work with a team to develop, implement, and evaluate the EPIC program. The Training Specialist is a 20% FTE position. This position focuses on working with the UW Postdoctoral Scholar community and will build on the EPIC program that was originally developed in 2018-2019. The Training Specialist will facilitate trainings and support the wellbeing and safety of the University of Washington community. The training program includes information regarding sexual harassment, discrimination, intersectional power dynamics, bystander intervention strategies, response options, UW policies and procedures, and union rights. You can apply on UW Hires (UW Requisition #189319).

In Solidarity,

Douglas Avella-Castro
Leandro Casiraghi
Amanda Clouser
Max Friedfeld
Kaelie Giffel
Vern Harner
Dan Hart
Colleen Hoffman
Amzi Jeffs
Levin Kim
Kyle Kubler
Kristin McCowan
Erin Morgan
Emily Myers
Anzela Niraula
Jacob O’Connor
Elena Pandres
Nayon Park
Marissa Parker
David Parsons
Shua Sanchez
Solmaz Shakerifard
Sam Sumpter
Samantha Thompson
Judy Twedt
Momona Yamagami