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

 

  • Monday, February 26th, 11:00 – 5:00
  • Monday, March 4th, 11:00 – 5:00
  • Monday, March 11th, 11:00 – 5:00
  • Monday, March 18th, 11:00 – 5:00

Past Bargaining Dates

  • Monday, October 2nd, 1:00 – 5:00
  • Thursday, November 2nd, 1:00 – 5:00
  • Tuesday, November 21st, 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
  • Tuesday, January 16th, 11:00 – 5:00
  • Monday, January 22nd, 11:00 – 5:00
  • Monday, January 29th, 11:00 – 5:00
  • Monday, February 5th, 11:00 – 5:00
  • Monday, February 12th, 11:00 – 5:00

Join us in bargaining!

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

Current Bargaining Committee

Gabe Wong

Gabe Wong

Peer Advisor

Max Swenson

Max Swenson

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Erin Grimes

Erin Grimes

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Lydia Henderson

Lydia Henderson

Graduate Teaching Assistant

 

 Ally Wehrle

Ally Wehrle

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Annie "Mickey" Jolliff

Annie "Mickey" Jolliff

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Bryan Stout

Bryan Stout

Tutor

Valerie Campbell

Valerie Campbell

Peer Advisor

Jude Ziliak

Jude Ziliak

Peer Advisor

Jaime Blais

Jaime Blais

Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant

Erin Magarro

Erin Magarro

Tutor

Evan Coit

Evan Coit

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Joshua Kinney

Joshua Kinney

Faculty Assistant

Ben Workman Smith

Ben Workman Smith

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Lexy Aydelotte, History

Lexy Aydelotte, History

Graduate Teaching Assistant

David Cummins

David Cummins

Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant

Theo Hytopoulos

Theo Hytopoulos

Tutor/Faculty Assistant

Mara Sullivan

Mara Sullivan

Library Assistant

Mason Nicholas

Mason Nicholas

Computer Assistant

Bargaining Proposal Texts

The following are all of the bargaining proposals that have been passed back and forth between us and WWU management. Each proposed article is it’s own accordion dropdown menu. They are placed in descending order from the article that has been most recently been put on the negotiation table by either party. Any article with a (TA’d) next to it’s title has been Tentatively Agreed upon by both the WAWU Bargaining Committee and WWU Admins. 

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!