UAW 4121

Save the Date: Membership Meeting, Fall Social, Nikkita for Nine!

Join us directly following our next monthly membership meeting on October 14th for a virtual fall social! While many are returning to in-person classes on campus, our membership-wide meetings are remaining remote. Pre-pandemic, we usually hosted a fall social held at an indoor venue. Instead, join us virtually to learn more about our union, ways to get involved, and to meet other union members.

Also save the date for an exciting opportunity to get involved with Nikkita Oliver’s campaign for City Council! On October 13th, we will be co-sponsoring a Community Listening Post on Labor Power with MLK Labor and the Nikkita for Nine campaign. This will be a space for 4121 members to join with others in our community for participatory policy-making focused on labor issues, discuss the importance of organized labor in our region’s recovery from the pandemic, and how cross union collaboration can strengthen the labor movement in the region. Be on the lookout for more information about how to join in upcoming emails! If you would like to get involved to help make this event a success (e.g., help facilitate breakout rooms, take notes, support tech), please email

2022 Solidarity Budget

Join fellow 4121 members on Saturday, September 25th from 12-2pm (via zoom/livestream) to help kickoff the 2022 Solidarity Budget (rsvp here)! Last year, we joined with hundreds of other community groups to endorse a 2021 Solidarity Budget that called for a Seattle City Budget that rose to the overlapping challenges of systemic anti-Black racism, the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, and the climate catastrophe. As discussions for the 2022 city budget approach, it’s once again critical to come together with our broader community and demand a participatory budget that prioritizes community care, support, and safety for Black, Indigenous, migrant, unhoused, disabled, queer, trans and low-income communities. Join the Solidarity Budget team on 9/25 for the launch of a city budget that addresses community priorities across our different movements! RSVP here to receive more information about how to join.

Support Safe and Accessible Learning at UW

UW currently has little substantial support for remote/hybrid learning, despite continued concerns around and high rates of COVID infections. A number of UW students have come together to draft this petition ( urging UW to support hybrid/remote learning access and resources for people with disabilities or who are high-risk for COVID, students on Visas, parents, and any student/instructor who gets sick and cannot attend class one or more days this quarter.

For information about your rights as an Academic Student Employee or Postdoc, as well as resources and ways you can get involved with our union’s work to ensure safe working conditions for all, check out the COVID Resource Center on our website.

Snag some union merch!

Need some fresh union gear for fall?? Stop by the breezeway between the Social Work and Speech & Hearing Sciences Building (4131 15th Ave) between 3-6pm on Thursday, September 30th or Friday, October 1st to grab a free t-shirt, beanie, and stickers.

If you already have merch and have a baby or pet who has done a great job of modeling it, please send the comms team ( photos or tag us on social media! We would love to feature them in upcoming emails and posts.

In Solidarity,

Douglas Avella-Castro
Amanda Clouser
Max Friedfeld
Kaelie Giffel
Vern Harner
Colleen Hoffman
Levin Kim
Brianne King
Kyle Kubler
Avi Matarasso
Erin Morgan
Emily Myers
Amal Nanavati
Anzela Niraula
Elena Pandres
Nayon Park
Marissa Parker
Shua Sanchez
Solmaz Shakerifard
Sam Sumpter
Samantha Thompson
Judy Twedt
Momona Yamagami
Christian Zimmermann