Welcome to Martinville (3.0)!

How do I get there?

After being evicted twice under threat of arrest, Martinville is no longer in Brookings or on the Chancellor’s lawn.
Currently, we are occupying an area close to Mudd Field, on the west side of Olin Library. See below.

How do I help?

Mainly, we want you to show up and spend time with us! Come over and feast upon our bountiful snacks while having great conversations with student activists. Most of us are spending our days grading or working, and we’d love some company! We also have sign-up sheets for shifts located at Martinville if you can commit to a specific time period. Food is always appreciated. Please contact us at info@wugwu.org if you’re interested in bringing supplies, and we’ll send you our list of what we need. 

Our Mission

We are a union of graduate student 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 campus worker. 

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.