Labor

Picketing The Prices
HUDS

Dining Workers’ Negotiation Kicks Off

UNITE HERE Local 26—the union that represents Harvard University Dining Services workers—proposed a “number of things to make Harvard a more welcoming place to work” at a bargaining session on June 3.

Labor

Harvard’s Largest and Smallest Unions Push to Merge, Face Legal Challenge

​Though members of Harvard University's smallest and largest employee unions have decided to merge, they may face legal barriers due to the job classifications of their members.

Central Administration

Columbia Grad Students Receive Additional Benefits

Following a nationwide push from for more graduate students benefits, Columbia University administrators announced Tuesday new policies of paid parental leave, childcare subsidies, and reduced fees for Ph.D. students.

Graduate Student Council Meeting
Central Administration

GSC Plans to Keep Council Open to Unionization Debate

Having concluded a year of lengthy discussion about graduate student unionization, leaders of the Graduate Student Council say they hope to keep dialogue open among graduate students as they look to the next academic year.

Paul Curran
Labor

Paul Curran

Paul Curran

Labor

From the Wrestling Mat to the Bargaining Table

​At first glance, it might be difficult to picture Paul R. Curran, Harvard’s current Director of Employee and Labor Relations, decked out in a blue wrestlers’ singlet. He stands with the posture of a lawyer, often in a dark suit with a pinstripe-patterned shirt, but almost always grinning.

Picketing The Prices
Labor

Picketing The Prices

Over 200 Harvard affiliates gather to protest for higher wages and increased health benefits for Harvard University Dining Services Workers. The rally is the latest in a series of events SLAM has hosted since launching their “One Harvard” campaign.

Picketing The Prices
Student Life

Over 200 Rally Outside Mass. Hall to Support HUDS Workers

​On a day when workers and students took to the streets across the country to rally for minimum wage reform, over 200 Harvard affiliates gathered in front of Massachusetts Hall to push for higher wages and increased health benefits for Harvard’s dining services employees.

Graduate Student Council Votes and Talks Amicus Brief
On Campus

Graduate Student Council Votes and Talks Amicus Brief

A Graduate Student Council member collects votes at a meeting Wednesday evening. In addition to voting for new leadership, the group discussed the amicus brief Harvard recently filed in opposition to graduate student unionization.

Labor

SLAM Ramps Up Support for Dining Workers

As the deadline for a new agreement between Harvard and its dining services employees looms in June, student organizations have ramped up efforts to show support for workers affected by the round of talks.

Student groups gather to support HUDS workers’ healthcare rights
Health

SLAM Delivers Letter to Faust in Support of HUDS Workers

​Several Harvard student groups urged University President Drew G. Faust to join their coalition aimed at improving campus dining service employees’ labor contract, presenting her with a letter Tuesday outlining what they consider problems with the agreement.

HUCTW Negotiation Timeline
Central Administration

Behind the Scenes of HUCTW's Negotiations

Though this year’s negotiations were long, sometimes riddled with frustrations and other times with rewarding compromises, HUCTW members said this process was decidedly less antagonistic than previous negotiations.

Graduate Student Council Meeting
GSAS

Harvard Files Amicus Brief Against Graduate Student Unionization

​Harvard jointly filed an amicus brief Monday to the National Labor Relations Board arguing against the unionization of graduate students, joining other Ivy League universities, Stanford, and MIT.

Labor

HUCTW Members Vote to Ratify Agreement with University

A lengthy negotiation process between Harvard and its largest employee union has come to a conclusion as union members voted to ratify the tentative agreement.

GSAS

Graduate Union Organizers Across Universities Discuss Efforts

Graduate student union organizers from Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and the University of Connecticut discussed similarities in unionization efforts across public and private campuses in an event last week at Harvard Law School.