Labor

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.

Graduate Workers' Unions and the Law
On Campus

Graduate Workers' Unions and the Law

History graduate student Aaron T. Bekemeyer speaks about Harvard’s graduate student unionization effort at the ‘Graduate Workers’ Unions and the Law’ panel event Wednesday night. Commenting on increases in graduate student benefits that Harvard has already made after the launch of their campaign, Bekemeyer said it shows that “when we organize and when we act collectively, it matters”.

West Coast Swing Wednesday
College

Photos of the Day 02.18.16

School of Public Health

Collage, Petition Detail Harvard Club Worker Grievances

Tensions between the Harvard Club of Boston and its unionized employees intensified this weekend following the delivery of a collage of worker photos and the circulation of a petition from School of Public Health students in support of the union.

A Northeastern Agreement
Labor

Northeastern Adjunct Faculty Union Reaches Settlement

It is not clear what effect the deal will have on the status of Harvard’s non-ladder faculty—which currently is not represented by a union—even as the issue has gained increased attention.