Christine Y. Cahill
Just hours before the Undergraduate Council Vice President-Elect told The Crimson that he no longer plans to step down, the UC met to approve a change to the bylaws designed to prepare for potential vacancies in the President and Vice President-Elect positions.
About 60 protesters gathered in front of the Smith Campus Center on Thursday afternoon to encourage the University to support the unionization efforts of employees at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston, which is housed in a Harvard-owned building.
The National Science Foundation is expected to reduce the number of grants for university research from 11,000 to 10,000 per year after this spring’s federal sequester. How this downsizing will affect Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences—which receives 80 percent of its federal monies from NSF, according to school administrators—is still unclear, causing the school to anticipate cuts and to look to finding alternative funding sources.
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.
Facing constraints in manpower and space, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is set to make twenty new tenure-track hires and is preparing for its building projects in Allston, SEAS Dean Cherry A. Murray told The Crimson in an interview this week.
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.
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.
As part of a discussion series celebrating the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers’ 25th anniversary, three professors argued that the declining strength of unions has in part caused the deterioration of America’s middle class.
After failing to reach an agreement by an August deadline on health care and the union eligibility of certain jobs, the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers and the University have begun the process of selecting third parties to help resolve ongoing disagreements.
In the wake of these difficult discussions, University employees have raised concerns over the nature of Harvard’s approach to labor relations after the financial crisis.
This year's student activists, many of whom participated in Occupy Harvard in fall 2011, say they have a complicated relationship with the old movement. They have simultaneously exploited the consciousness and connections that emerged on campus as a result of Occupy Harvard while trying to improve on the shortcomings of last year’s activism. In doing so, they have gained what Occupy Harvard never could—the support of students and administrators.
Director of the new Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers Kris Rondeau was attending a rally for Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis’s presidential campaign in a packed Sanders Theater when she received the good news.
Students and members of the Harvard University Security, Parking, and Museum Guard Union rallied outside of Widener Library on Monday to call attention to the union’s ongoing contract negotiations with the University.
Eleven months after negotiations began and nine months after their contract expired, representatives from the Harvard University Police Association expressed continued frustration with the stalled progress in their conversations with the University.
Around 25 Harvard employees and students gathered in front of the Holyoke Center on Tuesday afternoon to protest what they allege to be the discriminatory layoffs of three workers at University Financial Services.