Student Unionization Vote Count Will Extend Into December

Ballot boxes containing student votes have remained sealed for nearly two weeks, which is standard protocol until all questions about challenged ballots are resolved.


Unionization Vote Count Stalled by Large Number of Challenges

Around 1,000 challenged ballots have delayed a tally to determine whether or not eligible Harvard students voted to unionize.


Vote Count on Student Unionization Pushed to Tuesday

Officials at the National Labor Relations Board have not yet begun counting the ballots from last week's union election due to the time-consuming process of sifting through challenges.

Unionization Polarization
Central Administration

Supporters and Opponents of Unionization Ramp Up Efforts as Vote Approaches

Students for and against graduate student unionization have escalated their organizing activity in preparation of the official vote on Wednesday and Thursday.

SEIU Strike

With Tentative Agreement for Custodians, Harvard Narrowly Averts Campus Strike

Harvard and its custodial workers reached a tentative agreement around 1 a.m. Wednesday after a marathon bargaining session.


Deans Email Students Before Historic Union Vote

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Xiao-Li Meng wrote separate emails about the unionization vote to graduate students on Tuesday.


Students Opposing Unionization Escalate Activity As Vote Nears

A loosely organized effort opposed to student unionization has escalated its activities in the leadup to this week’s vote on whether students from across Harvard’s graduate schools and the College will form a collective bargaining unit.

SEIU Strike

Harvard's Janitors Vote to Authorize Strike

The University's janitors voted overwhelmingly Thursday in favor of authorizing a strike should they fail to reach an agreement by next Tuesday, less than a month Harvard’s dining workers ended their own weeks-long picketing.

Harvard Law School

Law Students Rally Against Trump

About 100 students, faculty, and staff from several of Harvard’s schools chanted and heard speeches around University Hall Thursday to protest Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election.


Harvard Janitors Announce Strike Vote

​Harvard’s janitors will vote on whether to give their bargaining committee the authority to call a strike if a contract agreement with the University is not reached by Nov. 15, according to a union spokesperson.


With Historic Union Election Looming, All Eyes on Harvard

As the historic vote on unionization nears and with other universities watching, both Harvard graduate and undergraduate organizers campaign ever more aggressively.

Student Groups

Grad Union Organizers, University Administrators Answer Questions about Unionization

​For the first time, graduate student union organizers and University administrators sat side-by-side in a question and answer-style information session on Wednesday to discuss student concerns regarding the upcoming union election.

Student Life

Eligible Students to Vote on Unionization this Month

The University is gearing up for a union election on Nov. 16 and 17, in which eligible graduate and undergraduate students will decide if they want a union to represent them for the purposes of collective bargaining.

HUDS March

22 Days: The Strike That Shook Campus

For both sides of the bargaining table, the historic dining workers' strike was exhausting. But even now that a new contract has been reached, the strike may continue to have lasting ramifications on other negotiations.

Birds of a Feather

Janitors and Security Guards Rally with Negotiations Underway

Harvard’s janitorial staff and security guards rallied Monday afternoon to draw attention to their contract negotiations with the University, marching a week after Harvard's dining services workers ended a historic strike.