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Welcome to the University of Washington and UAW Local 4121, the Union for Academic Student Employees (ASEs) & Postdocs. Through the Union we bargain collectively over the terms and conditions of employment for all graduate and undergraduate ASEs at UW – Research Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Staff Assistants, Reader/Graders, Tutors, and Trainees and Fellows whose work is similar to Research Assistants.

Our strong majority membership has allowed us to negotiate and enforce wage increases for all ASEs , improvements to health insurance, strong workload and non-discrimination and sexual harassment protections, as well as other improvements. As an ASE, you are covered by our contract with UW.

We are renegotiating our contract this academic year, so it’s critical that our membership is as strong as ever.

If you have not signed up as a member, please fill out a membership form and email it to:  If you would like to update your contact information, you may do so here.

Or you can mail it to us at:

UAW Local 4121

2633 Eastlake Ave E, Ste. 200

Seattle, WA 98102

Alternatively, if you’d like to revoke your membership in the union, or meet with a Union representative to discuss membership or any aspect of your employment or the Union, please write us at expressing your wishes.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions.