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UW - UAW Local 4121 Contract

Effective 05/01/2015 - 4/30/2018

Article 5 - Childcare

Section 1. ASEs will continue to be eligible to apply for the Childcare Assistance Program, which provides eligible student parents with direct financial assistance to cover basic childcare costs.

Section 2. If the University has an active contract for Sick Child Care Services, qualifying ASEs shall be eligible to participate. The University shall underwrite the entire daily fee. ASEs shall pay only a one-time registration fee of up to $5 for each child.

Section 3. An ASE representative will be appointed annually to the Advisory Committee on Work/Life Issues to further the goal of improving access to affordable on-site childcare for ASEs and to address equity in eligibility for the Childcare Assistance Program.

Section 4.

  1. Beginning July 1, 2015 all eligible ASEs shall receive up to $900 per quarter for childcare expenses incurred during the ASE's appointment period. The University agrees to commit no more than $45,000 per year for the purpose of ASE childcare expenses.
  2. An ASE is considered eligible if they have one or more dependents and have not received an award from the UW Child Care Assistance Program.
  3. The parties shall maintain the currently agreed-upon system for application, decision and notification of awards, and any changes shall be agreed to by both parties.

Section 5. At the request of either party, the Union and the University will continue to meet and discuss, through the Union-Management Committee or through other means, childcare-related improvements for ASE parents.

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Additional Resources

An overview of the new UW-UAW contract provisions can be found on the UW Graduate School website.