UW Libraries staff announce Jan 25 strike

Union staff at the UWLibraries and Press have declared their intention to strike beginning January 25 if a full agreement with the UW administration is not reached.

Our 2023 Legislative Priorities

We call on our elected leaders to fund our workplace contracts, protect our union rights, and ensure that all families have a place to call home.

UW Libraries Staff Vote for Full Strike

Employees at the University of Washington Libraries and Press voted this afternoon to go on strike on 24 hours’ notice if their union bargaining team deems it necessary. UW Libraries and Press staff engaged in a one-day strike on October 13 to show frustration at how long the University has been dragging out negotiations. Today’s […]

UW Libraries: One-Day Strike!

UW Libraries and Press staff voted by 97.1% to hold a one-day strike on Thursday, October 13, 2022. They will not report to work, and will spend the whole day marching and picketing around the UW main campus in Seattle: Allies and supporters are welcome to join striking union members or sign a community petition […]

UW Libraries staff to strike for one day

Oct 11, 2022 – Today, UW Libraries and Press staff, who recently formed a union, voted by 97.1% to go on strike. Contract negotiations with the University of Washington have been in process for over a year, with no movement on the University’s part. UW Libraries employees are now deliberating on the details of a […]

2022 Elections: Our Endorsements

To earn SEIU 925’s endorsement, candidates must complete a questionnaire and sit for an interview with members from their local area. 

UW staff plan actions until they reach a tentative agreement

Oct 1 UPDATE: UW classified staff reached a tentative agreement with the University and ratified their 2023-2025 union contract. University of Washington classified staff represented by SEIU 925 began picketing on Wednesday, September 21 during their lunch breaks, across all UW campus sites. Union contract negotiations with UW have been going on since July, and […]

A Labor Day note

As I wrote earlier this year when I took office as our new SEIU 925 President, I continue to be excited and inspired by our union members’ drive to build a better world for all workers. In just eight months since I was sworn in, so much as happened that has built worker power in […]