Please take a minute to vote in the offical election to form our union!

⇒ Access your ballot here

⇒ Get help finding your PIN here

⇒  Let us know you voted (below) when you finished

On May 29th the WA state labor commission (PERC) will conduct an official election on whether or not to certify WAWU Educational Student Employees as a union. This should be the final step for official recognition, which will enable us to start collectively bargaining a contract with the WWU Administration. Take a minute and sign the pledge to vote (on the left), so we can reach out to you when the voting opens!

You can also add a calendar reminder for the day voting opens.


We’re voting UNION YES ✅ because:

✅ We deserve a seat at the table determining our own working conditions, instead of WWU Administration having unilateral control

✅ Educational Student Employee wages and salaries have barely changed in the last 20 years, even while the cost of living has skyrocketed in Bellingham

✅ We shouldn’t have to deal with last-minute scheduling and unexpected loss of hours we were counting on

✅ Getting a tuition waiver for working should not be limited solely to grad students, undergrads and grads should all be eligible for tuition waivers

✅ Protections and benefits like family leave, sick days, health insurance are critical for making sure that students from all backgrounds can continue working and learning at Western. 

✅ We want a democratic voice in our own workplace!

For more information about the election:

  • Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page
  • Get in touch with a member of the Bargaining Committeee
  • Attend our next Monthly Membership Meeting
  • Email us any time at

Add a reminder to vote to your calendar!

Our election will start Monday May 29th. PERC and its balloting partner, IntelliVote, will be sending out ballots electronically. Each person will get a PIN in one email, and a ballot in another.