Thanks to all who came out today to take action for TAs! Members and allies picketed on the Quad, confronted multiple department chairs, deans, and the Provost, with grievances fighting TA cuts and institutionalized racism, and occupied the President’s office for several hours. Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant paid us a visit to express support for our campaign and delivered a letter to Provost Baldasty urging continued funding of TAships. Throughout the day, members communicated the impact that job cuts have on our lives,  asserting that UW has the money but has not managed properly their budgets and student enrollment fluctuations.

The University’s response to our information request is here. We’ll keep you apprised on continued developments on this campaign. Again if you were expecting a TA position in the Fall and did not receive one, and have not already been in touch with your union representative, email us at

In One Week: Thursday June 9th

Board of Regents Meeting – Turn Out!

Keep up the pressure at the Board of Regents final meeting of the academic year! Come show support during the public comment period at 1:00 p.m. in the Peterson Room of the Allen Library.


June Membership Meeting

Our June membership meeting is also next Thursday, at 5:00 p.m. in Guggenheim Room 220. We’ll provide updates on our campaign to prevent TA cuts and plan next steps, as well as have a discussion about climate justice, and more. Hope you can make it!

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Members’ names will be cross-checked against a membership list, and people who are eligible for membership but have not yet filled out a membership election form may do so at the door. Please note that only union members in good standing will be permitted to participate in meeting action item and votes.

If you would like childcare for this meeting please rsvp to by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, May 8th. Please let us know the number of children you plan to bring and their ages so we can assure there are sufficient resources (snacks, activities, etc) on hand.

In Solidarity,

Theresa Aliwarga

Douglas Avella-Castro

Andrea Canini

Anthony Castanza

Ying-Yu Chen

Monica Cortes Viharo

Toni Ferro

Kristen Garofali

Arshiya Hoseyni Chime

Katya Kolesova

Dylan Mayer

Elizabeth Mills

Chelsea Pagan

David Parsons

Michelle Pham

Shua Sanchez

Viral Shah

Sam Sumpter

Arash Tarkhan