HUDS Strike

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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.

‘A Thing I’ll Never Forget’: The HUDS Strike, Two Years Later

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.

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22 Days: The Strike That Shook Campus

For both sides of the bargaining table, the historic dining workers' strike was exhausting. But even now that a new contract has been reached, the strike may continue to have lasting ramifications on other negotiations.

Janitors and Security Guards Rally with Negotiations Underway

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.

HUDS Workers Return to Dining Halls

"Welcome back! So in awe of your courage and determination," wrote one student on a welcome banner in Kirkland dining hall. Students celebrated HUDS workers returning to the dining halls after the 22-day long strike which ended Wednesday.

HUDS Contract Pays $35,000 per Year, Covers Copays

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.

HUDS Contract Announcement

HUDS employees and union members celebrate at the contract announcement rally on the steps of First Parish Church Wednesday afternoon.

A Three Week-Long Strike

Negotiators from Harvard and the union representing its dining workers reached a tentative agreement at about 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, ending the nearly three week-long strike. Here's a look back at the month of picketing and bargaining.

Campus Quiet After HUDS Agreement Reached

HUDS employees must ratify the contract before they can officially return to work in dining halls and cafes across campus. In the meantime, students said the atmosphere on campus felt subdued.

More than 100 Harvard Faculty Signed Petition to Support Strike

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 Dining Workers Reach 'Tentative Agreement'

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.

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