On Thursday, August 16, we will be back at the bargaining table focusing on transportation issues, in particular our proposal for a fully subsidized UPass for all UW employees. Joining us will be the other UW unions -- Washington Federation of State Employees (the other classified staff union), UAW 4121 (academic student employees & postdocs), SEIU 1199NW (nurses), Washington State Nurses Association, and the American Federation of Teachers (English Language Faculty).
As Monday's Crosscut article points out, the UW needs to meet the needs of the campus and area communities in the face of its massive campus growth plan. A fully subsidized UPass is crucial to mitigating the environmental impacts and transit needs.
Here is what you can do to help promote a fully-subsidized UPass:
Banner drop around the Seattle campus on Wednesday afternoon/evening, August 15.
Leafletting morning of August 16 at the Seattle campus.
UW union coalition and community rally, Noon-1:00pm on August 16 at the corner of Mountlake & Pacific (by UW Medical Center).