Get Involved!


Every significant movement UW Administration has made in bargaining has been a direct result of major member action. The more ASEs across campus participate, the stronger contract we can win! There are a number of ways you can help strengthen your union and build our collective power for the contract campaign. Please consider participating in one or more ways:

  • Join a working group!
  • Increase the percentage of ASEs who are members of the union: More members means more power to bargain a better contract, and only members are able to participate in bargaining sessions and vote on final contract language. You can help sign ASEs up as members – email if you would like copies of membership cards or more information about ASEs in your department who haven’t signed up yet. If you are not yet a member, sign up today!
  • Participate in bargaining: All members are encouraged to come to bargaining sessions! U-PASS coalition bargaining (with WFSE, SEIU 925, and SEIU 1199NW) happens in August and September, and WA Paid Medical and Family Leave bargaining will occur during Fall quarter. A full schedule is forthcoming. You’re welcome to come for an hour or two even if you can’t stay for the entire day.
  • Co-lead your department’s union orientation: Department and unit orientations for the 2018-19 academic year begin in September.  If you would like to get involved, email us at: