Join Your Union!

Welcome to the University of Washington and UAW Local 4121, the Union for Academic Student Employees (ASEs) & Postdocs. Through the Union we bargain collectively over the terms and conditions of employment for all graduate and undergraduate ASEs at UW – Research Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Staff Assistants, Reader/Graders, Tutors, and Postdocs.

Our strong majority membership has allowed us to negotiate and enforce wage increases for all ASEs and Postdocs, improvements to health insurance, strong workload and non-discrimination and sexual harassment protections, as well as other improvements. Our ability to improve and defend our rights depends on every ASE and Postdoc signing up for membership.

All ASEs and Postdocs can join, including international students/postdocs. Additionally, all UW graduate students can become members, regardless of your funding source.

Sign up today by clicking the button below!