Timeline 2001-2002

Contract negotiations regarding wages and benefits for custodial workers reach a stalemate, according to representatives of the workers’ union. The talks are the first conducted since HCECP issued its December wage report.

Feb. 21


Nearly 200 protesters gather in Harvard Square to demonstrate against Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. Counter-protesters show support for Israel.

Feb. 26

Nine supporters of higher wages for Harvard’s janitors—including two undergraduates—are arrested for blocking traffic during a carefully choreographed protest intended to show support for increased wages for University workers.

Feb. 27