Know Your Rights – Hourlies


Know Your Rights! Hourly Employees

All Hourly ASEs Are Covered By the Following:

Non-Discrimination & Harassment

You have strong protections against discrimination and harassment to ensure that UW remains welcoming and accessible to all populations. Our contract includes:

  • Protection against discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment, microaggressions, hostile workplaces, and retaliation
  • Robust complaint process for harassment issues, including interim measures to support you during the course of an investigation
  • Guaranteed access to safe and comfortable all-gender restrooms

Dispute Resolution / Grievance Procedure

You have access to a strong grievance procedure with neutral third party arbitration and union representation throughout the process.

Workload & Academic Excellence

Hourly ASEs cannot be required to work any unpaid hours.

Right to Representation

As a unionized worker you have the unequivocal right to representation in any discussion where you face discipline or termination.

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).


The current contractual minimum wage for all hourly employees is $15.76. On January 1, 2019, the minimum will increase to $16.00  On July 1, 2019, the minimum will increase to $16.32.

Beginning Fall Quarter 2018, all departments and hiring units are required to post hourly pay rates on their websites.


All bargaining unit employees will receive a free U-Pass starting July 1, 2019


You are eligible for $1250 per quarter for qualifying childcare expenses if you do not already receive support through the UW Childcare Assistance Program.  UW provides $60,000 for this program.  You are also entitled to access lactation stations: for locations, check out

Paid Sick Days

You are entitled to paid sick and safe days, (and to care for family members) at a rate of 1 hour for every 40 hours worked

You can access the full 2018-2020 collective bargaining agreement.

If you experience problems in any of these areas, please get in contact with us immediately, even if you’ve already contacted another campus resource or aren’t sure what you’d like to do. A union representative can help you figure out your options, and will advocate for you.

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