The Union of Academic Student Employees & Postdocs at the University of Washington


UAW 4121 is the union of graduate and undergraduate ASEs (Research Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Staff Assistants, Reader, Graders, Tutors), Postdocs, and Research Scientists at the University of Washington.

Thanks to 20 years of collective action and strong membership participation, 4121 members have been able to win major improvements – both to our working conditions at UW, and to our living conditions more broadly – on issues including wages, health care, equity and anti-discrimination, housing, international scholar issues, climate change, childcare and family leave, and much more.

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Postdoc Bargaining Survey

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IEB Elections

Ballots being mailed Oct. 17, 2022

UW Researchers A-4

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"Our union’s long-standing commitment to the fight to organize academic workers has led to real change in the working conditions of academic workers." Read about the history of the UAW and academic organizing in this op-ed by @UAW President Ray Curry:

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