Harvard Undergrad Unionization Campaign Expected to Proceed to Election
Harvard Undergraduate Workers Union organizers estimate that more than 50 percent of eligible students have signed union cards, which would put the group above the threshold necessary for the National Labor Relations Board to conduct a union election.
‘Public and Open Boss Fight’: Mass General Brigham, Hospital Trainees Spar Over Union Drive
After beginning to collect union cards for official recognition in November, residents and fellows at Mass General Brigham received a surprise announcement via email: a bonus of $3,500 for the 2022 academic year.
More than 100 Rally with Harvard Non-Tenure-Track Faculty to Demand Union Recognition
After launching a public card campaign to unionize Harvard’s non-tenure-track faculty on Feb. 6, Harvard Academic Workers-United Automobile Workers held their first public rallies Tuesday.
HAW Rally in Front of John Harvard Statue
HAW members rally in front of the John Harvard statue at noon on Tuesday.
HUCTW Begins Picketing for Wage Increases Amid Contract Impasse
Members of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers gathered outside Massachusetts Hall Tuesday to demand the University grant a higher pay raise as Harvard and the union enter month 10 of contract negotiations.
Harvard Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Launch Official Campaign for Unionization
Harvard non-tenure-track faculty members announced their plans to form a union, launching a public card campaign for official recognition Monday.
With Harvard Square Darwin’s Location Set to Close, Workers Gather at Owners’ House
The popular Boston-area coffee chain Darwin’s Ltd. announced plans to close the store’s original Harvard Square location at the end of the month, prompting some workers to stage a protest at Cambridge City Hall on Sunday denouncing the move.
HUCTW Rallies for Wage Increases Amid Contract Negotiations
More than 3,500 Harvard clerical and technical workers signed onto a letter calling on the University to agree to wage increases this week amid contract negotiations between the school and their union.
Harvard Clerical and Technical Workers Rally in Protest of Alleged ‘Anti-Union Tactics’ by University
Members of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers rallied outside Smith Campus Center Thursday in protest of what they allege are “anti-union tactics” by the University.
‘A Nice End of an Era’: Harvard Unions to Merge After Years-Long Push
After three failed attempts over more than six years, the Harvard University Security, Parking and Museum Guards Union has successfully voted to merge with the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers.
Harvard Security Officer Files Petition Seeking to Decertify Union
A Harvard security worker filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board this month seeking to decertify the union that represents around 300 contracted security workers at the University, 32BJ Service Employees International Union.
Backed by Local Officials, Harvard Unions Revive Push to Merge
Two Harvard unions representing workers in the Harvard Art Museums and Campus Services revived their push for a merger, bolstered by a petition signed by 136 members and a statement of support from the Cambridge Mayor.
Harvard’s Graduate Student Union Files Complaint Over Spring Covid Policies
Harvard’s graduate student union presented University leaders with a list of grievances about the school's updated spring Covid-19 protocols last week, calling for free high-quality masks and expanded testing.
Custodians Reach Tentative Contract Agreement with Harvard
The union representing Harvard’s custodial workers reached a four-year tentative agreement for a contract with the University Friday, securing wage increases.
‘A Wide Range of Experiences’: Harvard Clerical and Technical Workers Incorporate Remote Work
Harvard’s more than 5,000 unionized clerical and technical workers have faced different transitions back to working on campus. Juggling health guidelines as well as employees’ needs and preferences, many departments switched — temporarily or permanently — to hybrid arrangements.
Custodians, Security Officers Rally To Demand Pay Increases As Contracts Near Expiration
More than 80 custodians, security guards, local officials, and union supporters marched in Harvard Yard Tuesday to demand higher wage increases from the University.
Harvard Grad Student Union Ratifies 4-Year Contract With 70.6% Approval
Harvard’s graduate student union ratified a four-year contract with the University in a vote that ended Saturday, with 70.6 percent of voters in support.
On Eve of Ratification Vote, Grad Students Divided on Tentative Contract Agreement
Harvard graduate student union members remain split ahead of the vote on whether to ratify the tentative contract agreement reached Monday.
Garber Calls Grad Student Union Tentative Agreement ‘Very Fair’ as Members Prepare to Vote
As Harvard’s graduate student union prepares to vote on a tentative agreement reached with the University, Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 called the proposed deal “very fair” and said he hopes to avoid a second disruptive strike.
Harvard Clerical and Technical Workers Ratify One-Year Contract
After some internal contention over its latest tentative agreement, Harvard’s clerical and technical workers union voted to ratify the new one-year contract Wednesday, securing raises, lump-sum bonuses, tax relief on certain Harvard classes, retroactive sick days, and new diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments.
Rep. Pressley, Supporters Call on Harvard to Raise Staff Wages at Tuesday Rally
Nearly 200 demonstrators, including U.S. Rep. Ayanna S. Pressley (D-Mass.), other elected officials, undergraduates, and union supporters, called on Harvard to offer higher wages to its custodial workers and security officers at a rally in Harvard Yard Tuesday afternoon.
The Grad Student Strike is Over. What’s Next for Student Workers?
Harvard’s graduate student union reflected on its three-day strike at a membership-wide meeting Tuesday evening, discussing the University’s request for strikers to log hours of work withheld and next steps, including the possibility for a second strike.