Dear Faculty Colleagues,

As indicated in our guidance released last week, the Academic Student Employees (ASEs), represented by the United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), have indicated that they intend to strike starting tomorrow (January 17).

We know that a strike will impact our faculty and staff and may disrupt our undergraduate student experience and research enterprise.  As such, we have created an Academic Continuity FAQ webpage for the potential ASE strike.  We encourage you to review the same at your earliest convenience.

Additionally, the “Job Actions & Work Stoppage Information – Q&A” website is routinely updated and available as a substantive resource. If you have further questions not answered there, please contact WSU Labor Relations at

Again, I sincerely and genuinely appreciate your leadership and partnership as we continue to provide meaningful support for our students and our educational and research mission.


Elizabeth S. Chilton
Provost and Executive Vice President
Chancellor, WSU Pullman
Professor, Department of Anthropology