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.
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.
More than two and a half months after the expiration of their previous contract, members of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers remain engaged in “very frustrating” contract renegotiations with the University, HUCTW director Bill Jaeger said Monday.
A group of students, Harvard Club workers, and Unite Here Local 26 union representatives presented University Provost Alan M. Garber '76 with a petition Thursday to revoke the Harvard Club of Boston’s right to use Harvard’s name.
Students from across a variety of organizations gathered inside the Phillips Brooks House last week to hear testimonials from HUDS workers, who expressed concerns over possible changes to health care.
Cambridge City Councillor Nadeem A. Mazen is spearheading an effort to raise Cambridge’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, though it remains unclear whether such a policy shift would affect Harvard.
A sticker for the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers reads “Solidarity-Negotiation-Progress” near the bag-checking station at Lamont Library on Nov. 10. 2015.
After a divided discussion on Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council ultimately voted to stand in support of members of a graduate student unionization movement.
Harvard’s library system has reduced spending by $25 million in aggregate since 2009, largely due to a two-year restructuring effort completed in August 2012, according to an update distributed to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences prior to its meeting on Tuesday.
Attendees of the “We Matter! Jobs & Housing Rally” fill Massachusetts Ave. in front of Cambridge City Hall Sunday. The rally, organized by Black Lives Matter Cambridge, called on candidates for Cambridge City Council to address a perceived lack of affordable housing and wage security.
Protesters said the changes would raise out-of-pocket costs for employees, an allegation that Harvard Club of Boston spokesperson Diana C. Pisciotta denied Thursday.
Federal grant cuts, private foundations and other non-federal sources have stepped up their contributions to minimize the damage to University operations.
Harvard’s largest union continues contract negotiations over healthcare three weeks after its previous contract expired, looking to appeal to the public through a poster campaign.
Using pledge cards to gather supporters, the movement organizers are bringing in hundreds of GSAS students each week, according to John M. Nicoludis, a Chemistry graduate student.
The student unionization effort, which follows similar movements at peer schools and went public last spring, is gaining steam, recruiting and soliciting signatures from potential members.