Educational Student Employees

We are:

  • Tutors, Teaching Assistants, Peer Advisors, Research Assistants, Library Assistants, Faculty Assistants, and Researche Advisors
  • We do a massive amount of the teaching, instructional, and research work that makes WWU run on a daily basis
  • We filed a petition with the WA State Labor Board in December 2022
  • We passed a law to clearly enshrine collective bargaining rights for academic student employees at regional universities in WA
  • The WWU Administration has supported our legal right to unionize
  • The WA State Labor Board is currently holding a vote for our formal recognition. Please take a minute to vote yes!!

Check out our Bargaining Center page

We’re currently bargaining a first contract. Visit the bargaining center to learn more!

Sign the Authorization Card

Forming a union is a democratic process. We intend to obtain union recognition by having a majority of WWU Operational Student Employees (OSEs) sign union authorization cards. When a majority of us sign cards to authorize our representation by UAW, the Washington...