Update 11/19/18: The nomination period has ended. The results of the election can be viewed here.


Nominations for Stewards, Defense Committee, Executive Board, and Bargaining Committee positions in UAW 4121 are open November 8th and will close on November 18th. This is an opportunity to take a leadership position in your department or region. (Note that you must have been a member for 90 days to be eligible, i.e., since 8/10/2018.)

To accept a nomination for one of the vacant positions below, please fill out the Steward Nomination Form, Defense Committee Nomination Form ,Board Member Nomination Form , or the Bargaining Committee Nomination Form by 11:59pm on November 18th. The timeline is as follows:

  •  Nomination Period: Thursday 11/8 – Sunday 11/18 (also deadline to submit optional candidate statements and photos)
  •  Campaign Period: Monday 11/19 – Sunday 12/2 (for contested positions)
  •  Voting: Monday 12/3 – Wednesday 12/7 (for contested positions)
  •  (all dates extend to 11:59pm Pacific Time)

Questions? Email elections@uaw4121.org.


Defense Committee
The primary goals of the Defense Committee are participating in and recruiting for solidarity actions with other unions, conducting direct action campaigns in order to strengthen our position as a local, and building links between UAW 4121 and on- and off-campus organizations dedicated to advancing equity and fairness. The terms for these positions are three years.
Open positions by region (if you need to know what region your Department is in, check here):

Defense Committee Positions by Region Number of Open Positions
Region 1 0
Region 2 3
Region 3 1
Region 4 4
Region 5 3

Executive Board Positions
The responsibilities for the open board positions are outlined in the international constitution (Article 40). Please see the Bylaws (Article 7) for more information. Open positions are listed here:

 Executive Board Positions Number of Open Positions
Trustee 1
Guide 1

Bargaining Committee
The responsibilities for the open bargaining committee positions are summarized in the Bylaws (Article 9). Open positions by region (if you need to know what region your Department is in, check here):

Bargaining Committee Positions by Region Number of Open Positions
Region 1 1
Region 2 1
Region 3 0
Region 4 0
Region 5 1

Steward Positions
Stewards are responsible for serving as organizers and points of contact for their department. Formally, they also represent and guide colleagues through the grievance procedure when issues arise. Stewards receive training for both of these roles. The terms of newly elected stewards run through September 2020. Please see Article 10 in our bylaws for more information.
The number of steward positions are determined for each department by dividing the number of its in-unit ASEs by 50, rounded up. All departments with open steward positions are listed below:

Department Number of Open Steward Positions
Aeronautics and Astronautics 1
American Ethnic Studies 1
Anthropology 1
Applied Mathematics 2
Applied Physics Laboratory 1
Bioengineering 2
Biological Structure 1
Biology 1
Biostatistics 2
Bothell 3
Business 3
Civil and Environmental Engineering 2
Classics 1
College of Education 3
College of Built Environments 1
Computer Science and Engineering 3
Earth and Space Sciences 1
Economics 1
Electrical Engineering 3
English 3
EO – English Language Programs 1
Epidemiology 1
Evans School of Public Policy and Governance 1
Forestry 1
French and Italian Studies 1
Genome Sciences 1
Germanics 1
Global Health 2
Health Services 1
History 1
Immunology – South Lake Union 1
Industrial Engineering 1
Law School 1
Marine and Environmental Affairs 1
Materials Science and Engineering 2
Mechanical Engineering 3
Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics 1
Medicinal Chemistry 1
Molecular and Cellular Biology 2
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 1
Nursing 1
Nutritional Sciences 1
Pathology 1
Pharmaceutics 1
Pharmacology 1
Pharmacy 1
Psychology 2
Public Health 2
Scandinavian Studies 1
Slavic Languages and Literatures 1
Sociology 1
Spanish and Portuguese Studies 1
Speech and Hearing Sciences 1
Statistics 2
Student-Athlete Academic Services 1


UAW Local 4121 Election Committee 2018-2019
Katie Brennan
Jorge Bustamante
Krzysztof Drewniak
Elliot Lee
Elena Pandres
Marissa Parker
Sam Pennypacker
Katie Reichard