Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana did not take a firm stance for or against the ongoing dining workers’ strike, instead saying he sees his role as minimizing disruption to House life.
About a thousand people from across New England marched in support of Harvard’s dining services employees from Cambridge Common down Massachusetts Avenue late Saturday afternoon, stopping traffic as they headed toward City Hall.
A small number of dining services employees have, during the course of the more than two-week long strike, avoided the crowds of marching dining hall staff and have resumed work in Harvard dining facilities.
Harvard graduate students moved one step closer to unionizing after reaching an agreement with the University to hold an election on unionization next month.
Harvard and its janitorial union, which represents hundreds of employees across the University, began bargaining just after Harvard’s dining workers launched their historic strike.
Harvard College and Divinity School student activists came out in force Monday to support the historic Harvard University Dining Services strike, now nearing two weeks.
Several undergraduates tried eating at Fly-By before midterm exams Thursday only to encounter shut doors.
Four sections of Law School students voted to use discretionary funds to host lunch events with striking dining hall workers, despite administrators' reservations.
As HUDS employees enter their second week of picketing, they are asking for financial support from Harvard affiliates.