Bargaining Update
Our contract expires in 19 days! Your support will help move the university administration to agree to fair and effective contract protections from discrimination and harassment. If you haven’t already, please sign onto our equity petition here!
The full text of our current non-discrimination proposal is available here.
Quick updates from today’s negotiations:
  • The UW continues to refuse to codify interim measures into our contract. These measures outline protections for student employees who come forward with a complaint of harassment.
  • The UW refuses to allow ASEs to have an equal role in developing new anti-harassment trainings.
  • The UW refuses to pay ASEs to attend anti-harassment safety trainings, even though ASEs are paid for attending lab and field work safety trainings.
Membership Meeting: April 12, 5:30pm, Gowen 201
We will discuss updates from bargaining and next steps.

  1. Approve Agenda
  2. Minutes
  3. Bargaining Update
  4. Postdoc Update
  5. Proposed Bylaws Amendments (regarding stewards and regarding gender pronouns in bylaws)
  6. Solidarity Actions
    1. No New Youth Jail
  7. Adjourn

All members in good standing are encouraged to attend, and new members may sign up to join the union at the meeting. As always children are welcome!

In Solidarity,
Theresa Aliwarga
Douglas Avella-Castro
Dianne Baumann
Andrea Canini
Anthony Castanza
Monica Cortes Viharo
Meg Drouhard
Kristen Garofali
Katya Kolesova
Dylan Mayer
Mandy McCourt
Kristin McCowan
Elizabeth Mills
David Parsons
Shua Sanchez
Maddie Smith
Sam Sumpter
Arash Tarkhan
Judy Twedt