The past decade at Harvard has been anything but boring. The University witnessed a bevy of challenges — cheating scandals and financial troubles, lawsuits and strikes. Here, The Crimson takes a look back at stories that defined Harvard over the past ten years.
Almost exactly two years ago, hundreds of dining workers traded in their punch cards for picket signs, walked out of the dining halls and cafes on Harvard’s campus, and launched an historic 22-day strike.
The developments in Boston follow a national-level escalation between UNITE HERE and Marriott that began early last week.
Harvard’s janitorial staff and security guards rallied Monday afternoon to draw attention to their contract negotiations with the University, marching a week after Harvard's dining services workers ended a historic strike.
After months of tense contract negotiations, Harvard will pay its full-time dining services employees at least $35,000 a year and cover increased copayments until 2021—a settlement that union leaders say satisfy their demands.
Students now have more options in Harvard Square to spend their recently acquired $75 of Crimson Cash with the addition of b.good and Oggi Gourmet to the program.
Over the past several weeks, Harvard faculty have shown their support for striking dining hall workers, bringing their classes to the picket lines and signing a petition calling on Harvard to reach an agreement with its employees.
Harvard and its dining workers reached a “tentative agreement” around 1:05 a.m. Tuesday morning—the closest the two parties have come to a contract settlement during months of tense negotiations.
Monday marked a showing of force in support for Harvard’s dining services workers as more than a hundred students and supporters flooded the lobby where negotiations between the University and HUDS’s union took place.