Upcoming 4121 Elections
Our Local, UAW 4121, will hold a university-wide election to fill vacant leadership positions this quarter. Nominations for vacant Steward and Joint Council positions in UAW 4121 opened on Monday, October 30th and will close November 9th. If you are interested in a leadership position, take a look at the current list of vacant positions and access the nomination form here.
Stewards are the main points of contact for members in a given department, and the steward network forms the backbone of our union’s cross-departmental structure and community. For information about what these roles entail, check out the election announcement email you received on Monday, 10/30.
All members in good standing are automatically nominated for open positions in their department. To run for the position, you simply have to accept your automatic nomination. If you have questions, email email@example.com
Academic Student Employees – Initial Bargaining Demands Launch on 11/16
Academic Student Employees (ASEs) begin bargaining with the University of Washington in early 2024 for our next collective bargaining agreement (CBA). This means that everything in our current ASE contract will be up for re-negotiation, including wages, fee waivers, health insurance, childcare, anti-discrimination, accessibility support, and immigration support.
Please join next Thursday (Nov 16) at 5pm (in-person, location TBD) for the launch of our 2024 ASE Initial Bargaining Demands. RSVP today! Members from all units are welcome to join. We will review and sign on to our initial bargaining demands, which are based on results from the bargaining survey, discussions among ASE union members, results from the 2021-2023 equity surveys, and grievances that we have filed over the past three years. With this launch, we’ll be sending a powerful message to the UW administration – that we are united and our voices must be accounted for.
Are you an ASE and you haven’t filled out the bargaining survey yet? Take 5 minutes NOW to share priorities for our next contract!
November Monthly Membership Meeting
Our next membership meeting is TOMORROW, Thursday, November 9th at 5pm on Zoom. RSVP here for the November Membership Meeting. The proposed agenda is as follows:
- Approve Agenda
- Approve Minutes
- Working Group updates
- Organizing updates & action items
- ASE Bargaining & Membership Drive
- RSE & PD Membership Drives
Any member who would like to propose additional agenda items or submit materials for the meeting is welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org by 9pm on Wednesday, November 8th.