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SLAM and Divest Activists Gather Signatures During University Event

SLAM and Divest Activists Gather Signatures During University Event

Members of student activist groups Divest Harvard and the Student Labor Action Movement distributed flyers for their causes at a University-organized event outside the Science Center on Thursday. The activist groups requested that students sign a thank-you card for Harvard staff and Harvard University Dining Services workers, who they argued were disproportionately affected by recent snowstorms.

SLAM and Divest Activists Gather Signatures During University Event
Central Administration

Divest Harvard, SLAM Distribute Flyers at S’mores Event

University President Drew G. Faust said the event was meant to mark the end of a snowy winter and give thanks to “everyone who kept Harvard running smoothly” during the snowstorms that forced many Harvard schools to cancel classes.


Graduate Students Await Columbia Unionization Ruling

A ruling in favor of unionization rights for graduate students at Columbia might prompt interest in a similar movement at Harvard.

Higher Education

Nearby Lesley University Faculty File To Unionize

Lesley professor Jason Pramas said a key issue among core faculty was the lack of control over curriculum and academic programs, an issue he does not see at Harvard.


HUCTW Prepares for Upcoming Negotiations

The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers held its first of more than 60 planned strategy meetings in preparation for contract negotiations scheduled for late March.

Central Administration

University Benefits Committee Hosts Health Plan Info Session

The closed event, hosted at the Center for Workplace Development on Mount Auburn Street, featured a question-and-answer session with UBC affiliates.

Working Against the Blizzard
Central Administration

After Weeks of Snowstorms, Union Leaders Look Towards Greater Flexibility

HUCTW leaders said they will push for greater opportunities for their members to work from home in upcoming labor negotiations.

Double Tree Housekeepers Strike, Rally Attracts Thousands
On Campus

Double Tree Housekeepers Strike, Rally Attracts Thousands

Double Tree Rally
On Campus

Double Tree Rally

At left, Angela M. Leocata watches protesters speak at a rally in the Science Center Plaza on Thursday evening. Housekeepers at the Boston-Cambridge Double Tree Suites by Hilton Hotel went on strike on Thursday and staged a rally to protest working conditions at the hotel and pressure Hilton to agree to their preferred means of unionization.

Double Tree Rally

DoubleTree Housekeepers Strike, Rally Attracts Hundreds

The strike marks the culmination of over a year of campaigning organized by a Massachusetts-based union that represents Harvard’s dining hall employees and the Student Labor Action Movement.

Health Care Panel

Harvard Union Hosts Panel on Reducing Healthcare Costs

Around 150 members of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers and Harvard faculty gathered Monday to discuss strategies for improving employee health while keeping health care affordable.

Stillman After Hours

Stillman Infirmary Will Be Shuttered in Health Services Reshuffling

Director of HUHS Paul Barreira said that the motivation for the changes came from a UHS analysis he helped conduct for a couple of years, in which he found that overnight urgent-hour services are underutilized.

DoubleTree Protest
Student Groups

Citing Workplace Injuries, DoubleTree Workers Call for Faust Meeting

Students, workers, and local politicians convened for a roundtable discussion Tuesday evening to discuss workplace hazards at the Boston-Cambridge DoubleTree Suites, which is located in a Harvard-owned building.

Food at Oktoberfest
Graduate School of Design

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Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork

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Advising Programs Office Under Construction

Freshman Advising: Under Construction