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 May 11, 2022
UAW 4121

Membership Meeting Tomorrow

As a reminder, our next membership meeting will be Thursday 5/12 from 5-6pm via Zoom. To access the link and/or call-in number, please fill out this short form. Everyone is encouraged to login five minutes earlier to help expedite the check-in process. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  • Approve agenda & minutes
  • Organizing updates
  • Action for Roe v Wade
  • Equity Survey
  • Personnel Committee – proposed bylaws amendment
  • Housing Justice Working Group Takeover & tenants’ rights bootcamp
  • Adjourn

During the meeting, members from UAW 4121’s Housing Justice Working Group will be taking over the Zoom to familiarize attendees with the important work they do related to housing affordability, tenants’ rights, homelessness, rent control, and much more. They will discuss how to get involved in current and upcoming projects, especially those arising in response to the recent housing survey that 4121 members participated in.

Any member who would like to propose additional agenda items or submit materials for the meeting is welcome to email uaw4121@uaw4121.org by 5pm on Wednesday, May 11. All members in good standing are encouraged to attend, and anyone who is not yet a member can sign up here beforehand. 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.

Participate in the 2022 Equity Survey

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This year’s Equity Survey has launched! Thanks to our collective action, this annual survey is used to advance work to address members’ experiences around discrimination, department culture, mentorship, & more across campus. Add your voice today and, once you’ve participated, be sure to fill out your info here to be removed from reminders. The results from prior years’ surveys are available on our website.

Reproductive Justice Rallies & National Day of Action

As part of the labor movement, we can and should play an active role in organizing to defend and expand reproductive rights. Building the kind of power we need will require joining with our broader communities to take mass collective action, and there will be a number of ways you can participate in the coming weeks. RSVP here to receive more information and get connected with fellow 4121 members at the following actions:

If you’re interested in getting involved in this work on an ongoing basis, join the 2nd meeting of the newly-formed Solidarity & Mobilization Committee, Wednesday 5/18, 12-1pm via Zoom. Email solidarity@uaw4121.org for more info and to join. Even if you can’t make it, send an email to get looped in for future meetings!

Northwest Detention Center Solidarity Day

Please join fellow UAW 4121 members for a Solidarity Day with La Resistenica on Saturday, May 21 from 1-3pm at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center. You can RSVP here, as well as indicate if you need a ride or can help drive others. The Northwest Detention Center has been a site of many egregious human rights violations and immigrant detainees should be set free. Solidarity Days have three main purposes:

  • To raise awareness of the issues of immigrant detention by spotlighting the voices of affected community members, and to create a broad base to mobilize for specific calls to action.
  • To provide moral support for detainees inside the center and to remind them that they are not alone!
  • To increase donations for La Resistencia which are used for detainee commissary funds, paying La Resistencia organizers, and providing bail funds when appropriate.

Even if you can’t make it down to Tacoma, you can still participate! There are several calls to action on the google form, so take a couple minutes to sign the petition or make a donation. If you’re interested in helping plan the action, please get in touch by emailing uaw4121@uaw4121.org to get connected with members of the International Solidarity and Anti-Discrimination Working Groups who are coordinating the event.

EPIC is Hiring – ASE & Postdoc Positions Available!

Empowering Prevention and Inclusive Communities (EPIC) is hiring for two Postdoc Training Specialist Positions and one Academic Student Employee Position! The ASE position is a 50% FTE position, approximately 20 hours per week, for all four quarters of the year (incuding summer).You can apply on UW Hires (UW Requisition #206410)

Postdoc Training Specialists focus 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 role is between a 20-40% FTE position. You can apply on UW Hires (UW Requisition #204931).

The EPIC program is an innovative peer-to-peer harassment prevention training program jointly run between our union and the university, and is a major win from recent ASE and Postdoc contract campaigns. Training Specialists will have the opportunity to work with a team to develop, implement, and evaluate the EPIC program, which includes information regarding sexual harassment, discrimination, intersectional power dynamics, bystander intervention strategies, response options, UW policies and procedures, and union rights. If you have questions, reach out to any of the current training specialists at epicprogram@uw.edu.

Covid Resource Round-Up

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