Timeline 2001-2002

Harvard and its janitors union reach a contract settlement that would pay all janitors at least $11.35 an hour and raise wages steadily over the next three years. Under this agreement, by October 2005 all janitors will earn at least $13.50 an hour. Both sides claim success with the agreement that brings to a close six weeks of heated negotiations.

Feb. 28


Ten months after students occupied Mass. Hall, administrators release a statement clarifying the University’s sit-in policy. They call for stricter and more consistent punishment for participants in any future takeover of University buildings and also recommend that students who cause a disruption while occupying buildings be suspended.

March 3

Despite the approval of a new contract for janitors, members of the Progressive Student Labor Movement call the new wages inadequate.

March 7