‘You Can’t Eat Prestige’: Graduate Students and Teaching Fellows Strike Over Financial Aid Cuts
In March 1973, about 700 members of Harvard’s Graduate Students and Teaching Fellow Union braved four days of sub-zero temperatures to protest the newly introduced Kraus Plan, which ultimately reduced financial aid for graduate students.
Harvard Reaches Tentative Agreement with Clerical and Technical Union After 13 Months of Negotiations
After 13 months of negotiations and a protracted stalemate over compensation, Harvard’s clerical and technical union reached a tentative agreement with the University before noon May 11, six days before the union’s 35th birthday.
Harvard, Grad Student Union Enter Arbitration Over Exclusion of Human Evolutionary Bio Students from Union
Harvard and its graduate student union has entered arbitration this month for a grievance filed by the union urging the University to include graduate students in Human Evolutionary Biology in the union.
More than 1,600 Sign Petition for Harvard to Raise Student Salaries to Meet Middlesex County Living Wage
More than 1,600 people have signed a petition calling on Harvard to raise student researcher and teacher salaries up to living wage in Middlesex County for members of the University’s graduate student union by July 1.
Harvard Postdocs Call for Increased Pay in Open Letter to University
Harvard postdoctoral researchers published an open letter April 27 calling on the University to improve and standardize compensation across departments.
Boston City Council Unanimously Votes to Support MGB Union Campaign
The Boston City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of residents and fellows organizing for official union recognition at Mass General Brigham during a council meeting Wednesday.
Clerical, Technical Workers Grow Frustrated Over Yearlong Contract Negotiations with Harvard
As negotiations between Harvard’s clerical and technical union and the University pass their one-year mark, union employees have now gone more than a year and a half without a pay raise. The slow pace of negotiations has caused frustrations to mount within the union.
‘Not Too Much to Ask’: Harvard Undergrad Workers Rally for a Union After University Denies Recognition
More than 40 students, staff, and supporters rallied in Harvard Yard Friday in support of unionizing undergraduate workers after the University rejected the campaign’s request for voluntary recognition April 7.
MGB Housestaff File for Official Union Election After Hospital System Declines to Recognize Union
Residents and fellows at Mass General Brigham filed a petition for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board on April 4 after their request for voluntary recognition was denied the day prior.
Harvard Provost Garber Promises ‘Generous’ Wages as Negotiations with Clerical Workers Approach One Year
As the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers remains locked in yearlong contract negotiations with the University, Harvard Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 said the University is committed to providing its workers “appropriately generous” compensation.
Harvard Grad Union Members Mixed on New University-Wide Policies on Bullying and Discrimination
Some members of Harvard’s graduate student union said the University’s first anti-bullying and non-discrimination policies, released last month, did not reflect some of the union’s proposed changes for a broader definition of “bullying” and greater “neutrality” in the University’s resolution process.
Harvard Undergrad Unionization Campaign Expected to Proceed to Election
Harvard Undergraduate Workers Union organizers estimate that more than 50 percent of eligible students have signed union cards, which would put the group above the threshold necessary for the National Labor Relations Board to conduct a union election.
Harvard Grad Student Union Votes to Affiliate with Undergraduates Seeking Union Recognition
Members of Harvard’s graduate student union voted at a meeting Tuesday to affiliate with undergraduate student workers currently collecting union cards for official recognition.
‘Public and Open Boss Fight’: Mass General Brigham, Hospital Trainees Spar Over Union Drive
After beginning to collect union cards for official recognition in November, residents and fellows at Mass General Brigham received a surprise announcement via email: a bonus of $3,500 for the 2022 academic year.
More than 100 Rally with Harvard Non-Tenure-Track Faculty to Demand Union Recognition
After launching a public card campaign to unionize Harvard’s non-tenure-track faculty on Feb. 6, Harvard Academic Workers-United Automobile Workers held their first public rallies Tuesday.
Harvard Undergraduate Employees Launch Unionization Effort
Harvard Undergraduate Workers Union publicly launched last month in an effort to unionize undergraduate student employees on campus.
HUCTW Begins Picketing for Wage Increases Amid Contract Impasse
Members of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers gathered outside Massachusetts Hall Tuesday to demand the University grant a higher pay raise as Harvard and the union enter month 10 of contract negotiations.
Harvard Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Launch Official Campaign for Unionization
Harvard non-tenure-track faculty members announced their plans to form a union, launching a public card campaign for official recognition Monday.
U.S. Representative Bobby Scott Speaks About Labor at a Harvard Law School Forum
U.S. Representative Robert “Bobby” C. Scott ’69 (D-Va.) spoke at Harvard Law School about his labor agenda for the 118th Congress on Friday.
Former Darwin’s Workers to Launch Co-op Coffee Shop
Following the closure of all four locations of Darwin’s Ltd. late last year, a small group of former employees have announced plans to open a worker-owned cafe at the former Darwin’s location on Cambridge St.
Harvard Law School Launches Center for Labor and Just Economy
The Center for Labor and a Just Economy, a Harvard Law School research and policy initiative focusing on worker advocacy and labor law, launched Tuesday morning in a webinar featuring panelists from the Department of Labor and National Education Association.
Cambridge City Council Calls for Higher Salaries for Harvard Clerical, Technical Workers
The Cambridge City Council unanimously adopted a resolution last week urging Harvard to raise the salaries of its clerical and technical workers to keep up with the pace of inflation and rising costs of living.
Darwin's Shutdown: 31 Putnam Ave
The Darwin’s location at 31 Putnam Ave. is one of four stores that will close.
Darwin's Shutdown: 1629 Cambridge St.
Steven and Isabel Darwin, the owners of Darwin’s Ltd., announced last week they plan to close the store's four Cambridge locations.
Harvard Students and Dining Hall Workers Call for Hot Breakfast Expansion to All Houses
Nearly 2,000 Harvard students have signed onto a petition advocating for hot breakfast service across all upperclassman dining halls.