9/18/18: Major website updates coming soon

We recognize that this website is a bit dated. We are in the process of updating our website to both improve performance and expand the amount of information available. If you are interested in helping, please send an e-mail to info@wugwu.org and we will get in touch with you. Web development experience is not at all neccessary — if you enjoy writing and want to share your experiences to help future grad workers, this is a great opportunity. We pay our developers in SolidarityCoin. For the latest exchange rates, please see this this ticker, which updates every millisecond:

Mission statement

We are a union of graduate student workers at Washington University in St. Louis advocating for recognition of our extensive contributions to the University. Without the labor of graduate students and other workers on campus, the University could not continue to sustain itself. We firmly believe that only we as graduate workers know what we need in a constantly changing economic climate. As such, we demand affordable healthcare including vision and dental, pay parity for Master’s students, and sufficient childcare provisions for working graduate families. Despite the University’s significant monetary investments against our efforts, we continue to fight for our rights as valuable employees. We unite with workers at other local institutions of higher education with SEIU Local 1, and engage in a broader, nationwide movement to fight for labor protections and dignified working conditions for all. Universities have a responsibility to invest in the wellbeing of their students and employees, and we will hold Wash U to that standard.

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