Reminder: Get your ballot in for historic UAW election!
By now all UAW members should have received your ballot for the first-ever direct election of UAW International Executive Board (IEB) positions! If you have not yet received your ballot in the mail, you should request a new one immediately at https://uawvote.com/newRequest or by calling 855-433-8683. Please note that the deadline to request a new ballot is this Friday 11/11.
You can find information about the candidates, election rules, and more at the IEB Elections page on our website. All members in good standing are eligible to vote, and you’re strongly encouraged to mail in your completed ballot by Friday, November 18 to ensure it arrives in time to be counted. All ballots must be received (not postmarked) by November 28. You can track your submitted ballot at https://uawvote.com/verify.
UW Libraries Fellowship for BIPOC Graduate Students
Apply to become a UW Libraries Research Communication and Equity Fellow! This program is aimed at Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) graduate students who want to share their research or other academic work. Fellows will be asked to create a physical artifact that visually communicates their research. All artifacts will be exhibited physically in the UW Libraries Research Commons, and there will be an in-person reception for Fellows in the Research Commons in Spring 2023. Participating will enable fellows to raise the visibility of their work on campus, form networks with other students, and develop skills for communicating research in public formats. Applications are due January 8. For more info and to apply, check out this information doc.
Rally with Ostrom Workers Nov. 20
Show your solidarity with Washington farmworkers by participating in an upcoming rally on November 20th at 11am at 100 Mercer St in Seattle, and sign onto the petition! The United Farm Workers requests your support to help farm workers win fair pay, safe working conditions, and other worker protections. Mushroom workers at Ostrom’s in Sunnyside, Washington are currently fighting to win a union contract. Workers have been struggling with unfair wages, dangerous working conditions, harassment in the workplace, and more, which you read about in the Seattle Times or the Yakima Herald-Republic. Please join the rally in Seattle on November 20th, and sign onto the petition to help workers win a union contract.
Indigenous Peoples Month
We are occupying unceded ancestral lands of the Duwamish and Suquamish peoples, as well as the broader Coast Salish nations. They are a people who have stewarded this land since time immemorial and continue to uphold their traditions and culture today. This Indigenous Peoples Month, we can support the Duwamish peoples by paying rent at RealRentDuwamish and/or donating to the Duwamish Longhouse. Additionally, the Duwamish nation and Chinook nation are currently fighting for federal recognition. You can sign their petitions here and here and follow the Instagram accounts @realrentduwamish, @duwamishtribe, and @everydaychinook to stay in the loop. Other ways you can support include mutual aid (as many Indigenous communities are unhoused) and volunteering with the Duwamish River Community Coalition, Heron’s Nest, and the Na’ah Illahee Fund.