Timeline

 

 

  • May 15: Thousands of ASEs and supporters rallied for an historic one-day strike after UW Admin continued to make insufficient movement in bargaining on May 14
  • May 8: We continued to bargain with the University for almost 15 hours
  • May 3: By a margin of 2272 to 196, UAW Local 4121 members have overwhelmingly rejected the last contract offer that the UW Administration made on April 30th.
  • April 30: About 400 ASEs turned out for the bargaining session to show unity in demanding a fair and equitable contract. In response, the university administration barred the building doors to prevent more members from entering and had the UW Police escort our members out of the building. Following the bargaining session, the bargaining committee met with hundreds of ASEs to discuss the University’s proposal and began to make plans for a one-day strike if we are have not reached a fair settlement on May 15.
  • April 25: A record number of ASEs voted by a margin of 2528 to 102 to authorize a strike. This is 57% of all ASEs voting, with 96.1% voting yes.
  • April 24: Over 400 people turned out to bargaining to hear Provost Baldasty speak to ASEs about the university’s budget, where he admitted that he had no plan to provide the compensation needed to keep pace with rising costs of living in Seattle and no advice on how we should handle these rising costs.
  • April 16: Over a hundred of our members were present at today’s bargaining negotiations, and our members voted to initiate a Strike Authorization Vote, beginning Wednesday, April 18, no later than 9am and to conclude by no later than Tuesday, April 24, 11:59pm
  • April 4: Today was a powerful bargaining session as around 300 ASEs turned out to demonstrate support and urgency around our proposals concerning anti-discrimination and equity!
  • Late March and early April: A majority of ASEs signed on to the equity petition
  • February 8: Our first bargaining session, where members from across campus delivered our initial bargaining demands
  • January and early February: Over 2500 ASEs signed on to the initial bargaining demands 
  • Fall Quarter: Over 2200 members participated in the bargaining survey to make their priorities known

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