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Harvard Graduate Union to Hold Strike Authorization Vote

Harvard’s graduate student union will hold a strike authorization vote, the group announced in an email to members Tuesday morning.

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NLRB Moves to Reverse Rule Deeming Graduate Students Employees

The National Labor Relations Board proposed a rule Friday that would essentially reverse a 2016 decision that opened the door for students at private universities and colleges — including Harvard — to unionize.

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Harvard Graduate Students Union Threatens Strike Authorization Vote

Members of Harvard’s graduate student union declared their intention to hold a strike authorization vote if Harvard does not change its approach to bargaining negotiations in an open letter addressed to University President Lawrence S. Bacow Monday.

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With Full Union Proposal, Harvard Now Considering Economic Contract Provisions

University negotiators are now considering the full set of economic proposals outlined by Harvard’s graduate student union for its first contract — including issues such as wages and benefits — according to University spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain.

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GSAS Graduate Student Council Supports Union’s 'No Carve Out,' Talks Latinx Funding Disparity

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ Graduate Student Council approved a resolution declaring their official support for the graduate student union’s proposal to include sexual harassment and discrimination in grievance procedures at their monthly open meeting Wednesday.

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Graduate Student Union Organizers-Turned-Negotiators Learn to Bargain

When representatives from Harvard’s newly-formed graduate student union sat down in front of the University’s negotiators in their first bargaining session last October, they brought to the meeting enthusiasm for their cause, an ambitious list of 80 bargaining goals, and a set of democratic negotiating principles framing leadership as shared among the entire team.

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Among Harvard’s Unions, Working Together Helps Everyone 'Win More'

After helping the Harvard Graduate Students Union - United Automobile Workers win a seat at the bargaining table last year, leaders of other campus labor organizations now hope that the graduate students’ new contract can pioneer provisions that will benefit their own workers in the future.

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Harvard Proposes Student Workers Be Allowed to Choose Whether to Join Union

Harvard negotiators proposed that student workers retain the right to choose whether or not to join the University’s newest union and pay union dues in a bargaining session with Harvard Graduate Student Union - United Automobile Workers, a provision that would be unique among Harvard’s union contracts.

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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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