The Union of Academic Student Employees, Postdocs & Researchers 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.

New to UW? Find more information at the New Member Welcome Page!

Happening Now

2024 ASE Bargaining

ASEs: Get updates about bargaining & get involved

Postdoc Member Center

Latest information & updates.

UW Researchers A-4

Compare Before/After the contract.