9 Things To Know

  1. Appointment Security
    You are entitled to keep any ASE appointment the University has offered you, even if something changes (e.g. funding goes away or a course is cancelled).
  2. Wages
    All ASEs will receive wage increases each year on July 1st. In the past three years, ASEs in base rate departments have seen a 50% increase to stay competitive with peer institutions, and our advocacy on and off campus has resulted in the minimum wage increasing in keeping with City of Seattle standards.
  3. Childcare
    You are eligible for $1250 per quarter for qualifying childcare expenses if you do not already receive support through the UW Childcare Assistance Program. You also are entitled to access to lactation stations on campus.
  4. Non-Discrimination and Harassment
    You have strong protections against discrimination and harassment to ensure that UW remains welcoming and accessible to all populations. Our new contract includes: protection against sexual harassment & assault; protection against microagressions, implicit bias, and hostile workplaces; guaranteed access to safe and comfortable all-gender restroom facilities.
  5. Workload and Academic Excellence
    Sometimes our assigned employment duties get in the way of finishing our degrees. Our contract establishes protections against excessive workload (220 hours per quarter for ASEs with 50% appointments), prevents assignment of unpaid work, and provides ways for you to ensure that quality is maintained when resources are cut or class sizes increase.
  6. Right to Representation
    As a unionized worker you have the unequivocal right to representation in any discussion where your face discipline or termination.
  7. Dispute Resolution / Grievance Procedure
    You have access to a strong grievance procedure with neutral third party arbitration and union representation throughout the process.
  8. Health Insurance
    50% appointees are entitled to $0 premium health insurance and dependent coverage paid 2/3 by UW. The plan provides dental and vision coverage, and is transgender inclusive.
  9. Leaves and Time Off
    If you are a 50% FTE employee you are contractually entitled to:

    • One week per quarter of paid vacation time off
    • Up to one quarter of (unpaid) leave for family/medical/childbirth/adoption, with health insurance still provided by the University
    • Up to 7 days of paid leave for sick day usage
    • Contractually entitled