Our Mission

We are a union of 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 ($31,000 stipend) and free childcare services for every WashU employee. See the What We Fight For page for details on how we, as a union, will make our campus a better place for all employees.

Without the labor of graduate and campus workers, 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. 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.