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Clerical Union Begins Negotiations with Harvard

​Harvard’s largest labor union has come to the bargaining table to negotiate a new contract with the University, the union and administrators announced last week.

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Labor

Union Bargaining Committee Election Sees Low Turnout

In total, 513 members of the bargaining unit voted in the election, according to meeting notes from an HGSU-UAW executive committee meeting held May 14.

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Labor

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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Central Administration

Experts Say Harvard's Union Bargaining Terms Differ From Typical Labor Contract

Labor experts say the boundaries delineating issues allowed on the bargaining table for Harvard’s student union could differ from those that define a typical labor contract negotiation.

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Labor

Harvard’s Decision to Bargain Puts Pressure on Peer Institutions, Organizers Say

Labor experts and union organizers say Harvard’s recent move to bargain with its graduate student union may boost unionization efforts at peer universities.

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Central Administration

21 Vie For Seats on Union Bargaining Committee

Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers is holding elections for the union’s main negotiating body May 9 and 10.

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GSAS

Preparing to Bargain, Admins Draw Line In Sand Between Academics and Labor

University President Drew G. Faust said administrators “will be very adamant” in maintaining the division between academic and labor issues.

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GSAS

Contract Negotiations at UConn Offer Window into Realities of Grad. Union Bargaining

After several months of negotiations, the University of Connecticut and its graduate student union reached an agreement last week.

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GSAS

Harvard Gears Up for Second Unionization Election

The election will determine whether over 4,000 eligible graduate and undergraduate teaching and research assistants will collectively bargain with the University.

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HUDS

Citing Harvard, Tufts Dining Workers Unionize

Local 26 announced the dining workers’ decision to unionize Tuesday morning, asking Tufts to voluntarily recognize the union.

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Labor

University Updates Pregnancy Policy Under New State Law

The change comes as a new piece of state legislation, the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, takes effect.

Unionization Vote
Labor

In Push to Reach Voters, Anti-Union Student Publishes Video Series

At least one anti-unionization graduate student is increasing his efforts to reach voters through a series of informational video interviews with University administrators.

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Student Life

Grad Student Unionization Debate

Ph.D. student and Harvard Graduate Students Union- United Automobile Workers organizer Justin Bloesch argues for graduate unionization during a panel hosted by The Crimson.

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UHS

Students and Labor Organizers Host Second Protest for Former UHS Employee

The picket marked the second demonstration in support of Mayli Shing since she was fired on Feb. 6.

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Labor

Boston-Area Professors, Staff Protest Loss of DACA and TPS

A mix of faculty from Harvard and other local universities worked to organize the event to "keep the momentum going" for immigration legislation.

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