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Welcome to the University of Washington and UAW Local 4121, the Union for Academic Student Employees (ASEs). 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 print the UAW 4121 Membership Election/Dues Deduction Form, fill it out and return it to the Union.  The form allows you to accept or decline membership and authorize deductions of required dues or fees from your paycheck.

Once you have filled out your form, you can scan at return it to:

 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 meet with a Union representative to discuss membership or any aspect of your employment or the Union, write us at and we’d be happy to set up an appointment to meet.

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