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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
- Take the equity survey: The survey was developed jointly by UW and UAW to assess what working conditions and climate are like for members of underrepresented groups, assess the UW’s progress on inclusion efforts, learn what interventions are most effective and figure out what areas still need attention.
- Support Postdocs in bargaining: UW Postdocs are bargaining their first contract. Show solidarity and support as negotiations continue! 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. Learn more here.