Who We Are

Our goal is to ensure that the University of Washington’s graduate compensation package remains competitive with our peer institutions and meets the needs of ASEs faced with the rapidly growing cost of living in Seattle.

What We Do

The compensation workgroup maintains data on: current and projected wages in Seattle, compensations packages at our peer institutions and cost of living. With this information we aim to aid the bargaining committee in both ensuring the University is meeting its contractual obligations to ASEs, and furthering our goal of improving upon competitive compensations packages so that the University of Washington continues to attract talented graduate students in all fields.

Get Support

If you have issues, questions, or concerns regarding your compensation, please email us at

Relevant Articles in Collective Bargaining Agreement:
Article 14: Job Titles and Classifications
Article 32: Wages

Get Involved

We meet on an as-needed basis. Please email or visit the UAW 4121 calendar for time and location of our next meeting.