Dec 232020
 
 December 23, 2020
UAW 4121

Now Hiring! Academic Student Employee EPIC Trainer

Empowering Prevention and Inclusive Communities is hiring a new graduate student Training Specialist! The Training Specialist is a 50% FTE Staff Assistant position (equivalent to a typical TA/RA position) open to UW graduate students.

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 new Training Specialist will work with a team to develop, implement, and evaluate the Empowering Prevention and Inclusive Communities (EPIC) program. This position focuses on working with the UW Academic Student Employee and 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.

UW graduate students can apply at UW Hires (req #185497). Applications are open until 1/17/21.

Jobs using data & analytic skills to build worker power

Are you interested in full or part-time paid data work building the labor movement? Fellow organizers are looking for applicants for data and analytic work! An ability to do research, pay attention to detail, and parse complex information can provide valuable support to workers fighting for better jobs and lives. Experience with databases and/or spreadsheets is also important. If you are interested, please click here. Also, if you know someone who may be interested, please pass this on.

Defend Kshama Sawant! Rally to Reject the Recall January 9th

Our union has continued to energetically build the Kshama Solidarity Campaign, with over 120 UAW 4121 members signing on to the union member petition in support of the campaign! The campaign was recently endorsed by the Seattle Education Association, another large Seattle union, and has received further endorsements from local activists and elected officials across the country. To build a strong campaign going into the new year, turn out on January 9th for a virtual Rally to Reject the Recall. Confirmed speakers include: Julia Salazar, an elected DSA member in the New York State Senate; Castille Hightower, a local police accountability activist whose brother Herbert Hightower Jr. was killed by Seattle Police; and Sharon Crowley, one of our union’s organizers!
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
Paige Sechrest
Solmaz Shakerifard
Sam Sumpter
Samantha Thompson
Judy Twedt
Momona Yamagami