Graduate student employees help run the University of Alaska and we care deeply about our teaching and research. But our pay, healthcare, and working conditions are neither equitable nor reflective of the work we do. 

AGWA/UAW is a group of graduate student employees who are trying to unionize as graduate workers at UAA, UAF, and UAS in partnership with UAW.

Current Step: #13 Negotiating a Contract

Visit our Bargaining Center page for current news and updates! 

Our Bargaining Committee is meeting with the University's Bargaining Committee multiple days each month over the spring semester. In each session, we are sharing our proposals for contract articles with the university, and negotiating changes with their bargaining committee. We will post each draft (theirs and ours) in the relevant section in the Bargaining committee page so you can keep track of the proposals and changes if you want to! 

Before our first bargaining date (1/25) we need our members to ratify our Initial Bargaining Demands. Please take a moment to review and sign them here.

Our bargaining survey is also live. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to fill out the bargaining survey

As always, email organize(dot)agwa@gmail(dot)com with any questions!


Check here for events beginning in Fall 2023!


Email us at organize(dot)agwa@gmail(dot)com if you have any questions or want to organize with us.