COVID-19 UPDATE: With the closing of most parts of campus for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, we as a union are stepping up to support our membership and our community. Please see (and sign) our letter to WashU admin and forms for resource requests and offers by WUGWU members and allies.

Our Mission

We are a union of undergraduate and graduate workers at Washington University in St. Louis advocating for recognition of our extensive contributions to the University. Our current campaign seeks to secure a $15 hourly minimum wage ($31,200/year stipend or salary) and free childcare services for every WashU employee.

Without the labor of undergraduate, graduate, and campus workers, the University could not continue to sustain itself. We firmly believe that only we as undergraduate and graduate workers know what we need in a constantly changing economic climate. We unite with workers at other local institutions of higher education with SEIU Local 1 and engage in a broader, national and international movement to fight for labor protections and dignified working conditions for all. Universities have a responsibility to invest in the well-being of their students and employees, and we will hold WashU to that standard.