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Strike Authorization Vote
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Harvard Grad Student Union Will Strike If Contract Not Reached Before Reading Period

Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile workers informed their members of the impending deadline in an email Tuesday morning.

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In Off-The-Record Town Halls, Harvard Grad Student Union Says Strike Likely This Semester

Harvard’s graduate student union told attendees at a town hall last Friday that a strike this semester is likely, just days after the group passed a strike authorization vote with more than 90 percent of voters in support.

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UC Supports Harvard Grad Student Union’s Right to Strike

Harvard’s Undergraduate Council passed legislation at its meeting Sunday to support the University’s graduate student union’s right to strike. In a statement approved 40-1, the council endorsed the Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers vote.

Strike Authorization Vote
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More Than 90 Percent of Harvard Grad Student Union Voters Approve Strike Authorization

Of the 2,682 members of Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers who cast ballots in the election, 90.4 percent voted in favor of the strike, according to an email sent to union members late Friday evening.

University Provost Alan M. Garber at Commencement 2016
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As Harvard Grad Union Wraps Up Strike Voting, Garber Reiterates University's Position

University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 defended in a Thursday interview Harvard’s position on controversial proposals in Harvard’s negotiation process with its graduate student union.

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Harvard Rejects Employee Unions’ Second Merger Attempt After Month of Silence

In late September, the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers formally requested that the University allow them to merge with the Harvard University Security, Parking, and Museum Guards Union, an independent, unaffiliated union with roughly 80 parking monitors and museum attendants.

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Harvard Grad Students to Begin Voting on Strike Authorization

Graduate students across the University will begin voting Tuesday whether to authorize a student worker strike, marking an escalation in the negotiation process that began exactly one year ago.

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UC Supports Grad Union Strike Authorization Vote

The Undergraduate Council endorsed the graduate student union’s strike authorization vote and other initiatives at its Monday afternoon meeting.

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As Grad Union Vows to Authorize Strike, Organizers Rally for Support

The vote — which is expected to begin Oct. 15 on Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers’ one year anniversary of bargaining with the University — will require two thirds of voting members’ support in order to allow the negotiating committee to call for a strike if it deems necessary.

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Harvard Advises Faculty to Prepare after Union Moves to Vote for Strike Authorization

Associate Provost Doreen Koretz and University Director of Labor and Employee Relations Paul R. Curran wrote in an email to faculty Tuesday that it is “critical” that faculty begin to plan for how they would teach in the event of a strike.

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Under New Mass. Law, Harvard to Roll Out Family Medical Leave Benefit

Harvard will significantly expand paid family and medical leave benefits for eligible employees beginning in January 2021, in accordance with Massachusetts’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Act, which went into effect Tuesday.

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Half of Grad Student Survey Respondents Say They Are ‘Often’ or ‘Always’ Worried About Their Finances

Half of the 331 respondents to a survey on graduate students’ perceptions of their economic security reported that they are “often” or “always” worried about “financial issues.”

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Harvard Police Department Suspends Officer Who Was Called Homophobic Slur

The Harvard University Police Department suspended an officer Wednesday for one week without pay after an investigation found he physically assaulted another officer who called him a homophobic slur, according to representatives from the Harvard University Police Association union.

Bargainfest
GSAS

Harvard Grad Students Union Elects New Bargaining Committee Members, Three Seats Remain Vacant

Statistics Ph.D. candidate Cory W. McCartan and Biostatistics Ph.D. candidate Lee Kennedy-Shaffer were announced as the two new members of Harvard Graduate Students Union – United Automobile Workers’ bargaining committee. There are now 10 members on the bargaining committee.

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IOP

Labor Leaders Highlight Domestic Workers’ Rights at IOP

Leaders from the National Domestic Workers Alliance discussed the importance of domestic workers’ contributions to the future of the labor movement at an Institute of Politics event Monday evening.

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