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.

ASEs contract status

The current contract between the UW and UAW-ASEs is effective until April 30, 2024.

ASEs negotiation updates

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

Policy update: ASE offers honored during COVID-19

Academic student employee appointments that have been offered and accepted must be honored. This includes research assistants (RAs), teaching assistants (TAs), and hourly ASEs.