2022-2023 Educational Student Employees Bargaining Center

This year, we’re making history by negotiating the first ever union contract to protect student employees at Western. Bargaining is a democratic process where we decide together what we want to change and advocate together at the negotiation table to make these changes. 

Bargaining is a participatory, democratic process. See below for updates, proposals, and more information about how you can get involved!

Upcoming Bargaining Dates

  • Tuesday, October 24th, 1:00 – 5:00
  • Tuesday, November 7th, 1:00 – 5:00
  • Tuesday, November 21, 1:00 – 5:00
  • Tuesday, November 28th, 1:00 – 5:00
  • Tuesday, December 5th, 1:00 – 5:00
  • Tuesday, December 12th, 1:00 – 5:00

Past Bargaining Dates

  • Monday, October 2nd, 1:00 – 5:00


Join us in bargaining!

All bargaining sessions are open to WAWU members. Sign up here to attend.

Bargaining Updates

We’re holding a vacancy election!

  Bargaining Committee Elections Announcement Nominations for the WAWU Bargaining Committee are now open. Accept your nomination before the deadline on Monday, December 11th! Accept your nomination using THIS FORM! The Bargaining Committee (BC) is the elected group of...

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Update / Summary from 1st Bargaining Session

Yesterday afternoon, we started negotiating our first ever contract with WWU admin. The 10 of us elected Bargaining Committee members and almost 20 other Educational Student Employees from across campus showed up to the Old Main Solarium, where we sat across the table...

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Sign on to the initial bargaining demands!