Higher Ed workers are likely going on strike at the end of the month. Here’s what you need to know.


Read the latest bargaining update here.

What’s a strike?

A strike is when workers withhold their labor, effectively rendering their workplace unable to continue without them. Read our explainer to find out what you can expect when your campus goes on strike.

What does the Union do to support striking workers?

Short answer: a lot. The reason we have a Union is because we’re stronger together. SEIU 503’s statewide Board of Directors has taken action help university workers stay strong. This includes a stipend for striking workers and a hardship fund to help workers who experience an economic hardship as a result of the strike. Read the details here.

How do I get plugged in?

If you haven’t got involved, email higheredorganizers@seiu503.org.

Why are we going on strike?

Management refuses to offer us a fair wage increase even though they have the money to do so. It’s that simple. We’re not asking for too much or putting student tuition in jeopardy – those are just management talking points. We looked at their budgets and they have the money to give us a fair contract and keep tuition down. They’re just choosing not to. Click here to read the report.

Download the full FAQ, with answers to even more questions.

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