The United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 4121 (UAW), have been chosen as union representative by a selection of Academic Student Employees at Washington State University (WSU). WSU and the UAW are preparing to begin negotiations to establish an initial Collective Bargaining Agreement (Contract) that will cover the Academic Student Employees within the Bargaining Unit.

Bargaining Unit 23 – Academic Student Employees

All employees enrolled in academic programs and employed by the Washington State University in the following classifications: Graduate Teaching Assistant; Graduate Staff Assistant; Graduate Project Assistant; Graduate Veterinary Assistant; Tutor, Reader and/or Grader in all academic units and tutoring centers; Graduate Research Assistant, and any other student employees whose duties and responsibilities are substantially equivalent to those employees in the described positions; excluding students who have incidental or no service expectancy imposed upon them by the employer, casual employees, confidential employees, supervisors, employees covered under chapter 41.76 RCW, employees included in any other bargaining unit, and all other employees.

Union Representatives

PO Box #665
Pullman, WA 99163

Phone: (206) 633-6080

David Parsons – International Representative


Bargaining Unit 23 – Academic Student Employees

Other Resources

Business Polices and Procedures Manual (BPPM)
Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC)
WSU Graduate School Policies and Procedures

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