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Grad Unionization Movement Sees Successes Nationwide As Harvard Begins Bargaining

Months after Harvard's graduate students voted to unionize for the first time in the school's almost four centuries of existence, unions at peer institutions around the nation have begun to win both elections and bargaining rights.

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Grad Union Petitions Harvard for More Bargaining Sessions

Negotiators for Harvard’s graduate student union are asking the union’s 5,000-plus members to sign a petition calling on administrators to schedule more half-day bargaining sessions.

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Two Sessions In, Grad Union Says Bargaining With Harvard Will Be Uphill Battle

The committee wrote in an email that their first two bargaining sessions have been marked by forceful pushback from Harvard administrators.

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Grad Union, Harvard Head to the Bargaining Table

Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers marked the occasion with a kickoff rally in Harvard Yard.

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Grad Union Establishes Sexual Harassment Committee

Members of the union’s organizing committee voted to form the group to advocate for individuals who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Harvard Will Bargain With Grad Union

​Harvard will collectively bargain with its newly formed graduate student union, University President Drew G. Faust said in an interview Tuesday.

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University, Union Decline to Object to Union Election

​Neither Harvard nor the newly-formed graduate student union have filed objections over the April 2018 unionization election within the seven-day period set by the National Labor Relations Board.

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Polls: Pro-Union Voters Twice as Likely to Disapprove of Harvard’s Handling of Sexual Harassment

Students who voted “Yes” to unionization were two-and-a-half times more likely to disapprove of how Harvard handles issues of discrimination and sexual harassment than were students who voted “No,” according to an exit poll.

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Polling: Pro-Union Voters More Likely to Report Dissatisfaction with Harvard Advising, Financial Support

Students who voted in favor of unionization last week were more likely to report feeling dissatisfied with Harvard’s advising and financial support systems, according to exit polling data collected by The Crimson.

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Union Organizers Embrace

Harvard union organizers embrace following the announcement that students voted to unionize in the University's 2018 unionization election.

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‘Super Pumped and Really Excited’: After Day of Nerves, Union Organizers Thrill to New Era

The campaign to form a graduate student union at Harvard stretches back to 2013—for many organizers, spanning their entire tenure at the University.

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Harvard Rep Declines to Say Whether School Will Bargain With New Union

A Harvard representative repeatedly declined to answer a question asking whether the University will begin to collectively bargain with student employees following a vote by eligible teaching and research assistants to unionize last week.

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Union Win Marks Step Forward for Student Labor Movement, Experts Say

Experts say Harvard research and teaching assistants' vote to unionize last week was unique in its scale and drew on a decades-long push to form graduate student unions.

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Polling Shows Strong Union Support Among Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences Students

Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences students were much more likely to vote to unionize in Harvard’s election last week than were Sciences and Engineering and Applied Sciences students.

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