Why a Union for Faculty


Record amount of debt and the rise of a contingent, underpaid instructional workforce means universities are investing less and less in their core mission – and faculty and students have been paying the price.

Faculty from across the state have joined Washington Faculty Forward to build a strong voice for ourselves, our students and our profession. We are working together to improve faculty working conditions, support increased public investment in instruction and research, and to fight the corporatization of higher education.

United with over 35,000 faculty in SEIU, we are part of a bold national movement to reclaim the mission of higher education and preserve the integrity of our profession. Faculty have been joining SEIU in record numbers because we believe that change in higher education is possible when we work together.