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University Grant Managers Now Eligible for Overtime Pay

After an outside arbitrator released a report two weeks ago about payroll disputes at Harvard, the University will begin to pay FAS and SEAS grant managers for their overtime work.


Doubletree Boycott Launch Draws More Than 100 Workers, Advocates

Dozens of students joined Cambridge City Council members and DoubleTree workers in protest Thursday to support the employees' efforts to unionize.


University Will Discontinue Reception Honoring 25-Year Employees

Several employees who have served the Harvard community for 25 years expressed disappointment that the University will no longer hold an annual event honoring long-serving workers.


Graduate Student Council Passes DoubleTree Resolution

The resolution, which is nearly identical to one passed by the Undergraduate Council earlier this week, calls upon the graduate body to urge relevant Harvard administrators to support fair process as workers decide whether or not to unionize.

Insomnia Lawsuit Resolved

Former Insomnia Workers Reach Settlement, Declare Victory

The workers will be compensated with payback totaling over $4,000 and will have their terminations rescinded from their records.


Contracted Workers Face Alleged Disparities in Treatment, Privileges

From early morning duties to late night shifts, staff at Harvard maintain the dining halls, provide custodial services, and work to keep the campus secure. While many of these workers are directly employed by the University, thousands of them are actually employed by independent companies, which work on contract for Harvard.

UC Meeting 03/02/14
Undergraduate Council

UC Debates DoubleTree Labor Dispute, Making Gender-Neutral Housing More Accessible

The Undergraduate Council passed legislation relating to a labor dispute between workers and DoubleTree Suites, gender-neutral housing, and the transparency of the UC budget during its general meeting on Sunday.

City Politics

Cambridge City Council Passes Labor Resolutions

The Cambridge City Council passed two resolutions Monday night that backed local labor unions struggling to negotiate with employers.

Central Administration

11,000 Employees Overtaxed Because of Harvard Payroll Error

Due to a mistake in the way the University reported its employees’ taxable income, approximately 11,000 Harvard employees paid excess income taxes between 2009 and 2013, with the hardest hit contributing several thousands dollars more than they should have.

Labor Rights

Today in Photos (01/28/14)

Harvard Law School

Harvard Union Reps. Concerned Over Supreme Court Labor Case

A landmark labor case argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday could drastically impact the ways in which unions organize and expand membership, according to legal and labor experts. Officials representing Harvard unions voiced concerns that future organizing efforts could be seriously hindered by the Court’s decision.

Harvard Medical School

Despite Deficit, HMS Will Make Fewer Cuts Than First Intended

Harvard Medical School administrators announced their decision to decrease the number of custodial jobs slated to be cut later this year during a meeting on Tuesday with members of the Service Employees International Union 32BJ District 615.

The Fact Finder

The Fact Finder

Health care policy economist David M. Cutler '87, pictured in a Crimson file photo, will serve as a fact finder during the University and the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers' healthcare negotiations.

The Fact Finder

David M. Cutler '87 Named Fact Finder in HUCTW Negotiations

Applied economics professor David M. Cutler ’87 will serve as the third-party fact finder in healthcare deliberations between the University and the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers, the two parties announced in a joint statement on Tuesday.



On the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers, panelists discuss the growing inequality in the United States

Johnston Gate Arts Cover

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Awkward Eye Contact

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