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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
Labor

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
Health

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
College

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

Today in Photos (10/14/2014)

SLAM TFA Protest
Labor

TFA Co-CEO Responds to SLAM Protesters, Defends Program

Teach For America co-CEO Matthew Kramer ’98 defended his organization on Wednesday in an interview with The Crimson.

University Benefits Costs
Central Administration

Budget Claims Behind Health Plan Changes Don’t Add Up

The jump in costs that Hausammann described did take place, but over the course of only two years and more than a decade ago.

Labor

Students Make Beds in Support of DoubleTree Workers

Several employees of the Boston-Cambridge DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel and members of the Student Labor Action Movement set up a bed-making demonstration in the Science Center Plaza Monday afternoon, continuing their year-and-a-half long efforts to support worker unionization.

Religion and The American Dream
Undergraduate Council

Today in Photos (9/29/2014)

SLAM TFA Protest
Student Groups

Student Activist Group Calls on Faust To Sever Ties with TFA

The effort is part of a larger national movement started by United Students Against Sweatshops that criticizes Teach For America for undermining the quality of public education.

Central Administration

Ahead of Sit-Down, Union Releases Healthcare Report

The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers released a report on Wednesday that offers suggestions for lowering healthcare costs for all Harvard employees.

Health

Workers, Experts Weigh Impact of Health Plan Changes

Some activists worry that the new plans may increase the cost of healthcare for non-union employees; others say that the changes help balance costs.

Rally Outside the Doubletree
Labor

National Union Members Descend on DoubleTree for Protest

Hundreds gathered last Wednesday to advocate for the unionization of the hotel’s workers. Many on hand noted that the rally was by far the largest yet in support of the workers.

Eldo Kim
Crime

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?

Protestors on Mass Ave
Race

Seen and Heard: Harvard's March Through Cambridge

OKWELOGU
Track and Cross Country

Decorated Thrower Looks To Continue Success

Protest
Columns

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