Labor Relations

United Auto Workers

All United Auto Workers contracts with the University of Washington and related negotiation updates and other news will be highlighted on this page, with links to subsequent content.


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 UW and UAW-ASEs is effective from June 3, 2018 to April 30, 2021.

ASEs negotiation updates

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


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Postdoctoral Employees (Postdocs)

Postdoctoral employees (Postdocs), which include research associates, research trainees, senior fellows, and senior fellow trainees, are represented by the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 4121.

Postdocs contract status

The contract will be available after an agreement has been reached.

Postdocs negotiation updates

News and updates on the latest UW-UAW (Postdocs) contract negotiations will be available on the Postdoc Negotiation Updates page.

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