Labor Relations

United Auto Workers – Academic Student Employees (ASEs)

Academic Student Employees (ASEs), which include research and teaching assistants, readers, graders, tutors, and others, are represented by the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 4121.

Download a membership card for UAW Local 4121.

Current contract

The current contract between the UW and UAW-ASEs can be found here.

Negotiation updates

News and updates on the latest UW-UAW (ASEs) contract negotiations can be accessed on the ASEs Negotiation Updates page.

Forms and Templates


Frequently asked questions can be found here.

RCW 43.88.583 Summary

2024-2027 ASE Contract (ratified agreement with RCW 43.88.583 Summary)*
*This summary was drafted upon ratification, so please consult the current contract for the most up to date version.

Previous contracts

2021-2024 contract
2018-2021 contract
2015-2018 contract
2012-2015 contract
2011-2012 contract