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Harvard Security Guards Ratify One-Year Contract With Securitas

Harvard security guards ratified a temporary, year-long contract with third-party contractor Securitas on Dec. 30, 2020, maintaining healthcare benefits and securing a one-time bonus during the pandemic.


Harvard Securitas Guards Allege Inadequate Union Representation

Several current and former security guards at Harvard allege that their union, 32BJ Service Employees International Union, has not adequately represented them in employer disputes, citing poor communication and confidentiality breaches.


Some Longwood Securitas Officers Face Non-Disciplinary Transfers, Lose Shifts

When Arlene Yarde, a full-time Securitas guard at Harvard Medical School, was called into her supervisor’s office two years ago to discuss a tweet she had posted, she could not anticipate the upheaval that would follow their conversation.


Securitas Fires Guard Who Alleged Retaliation

The letter of termination claims that Bartuah’s behavior violated several company policies including leaving his post without “proper relief,” falsifying company records, and engaging in “carelessness or negligence in the performance of an assigned duty,” as well as other violations.


Harvard Security Guard Alleges Retaliation, Files Complaint

School of Public Health security guard Joseph G. Bartuah filed a complaint with the Massachusetts State Attorney General’s Office earlier this month, alleging his supervisors at Securitas, which provides security services for the University, retaliated against him after he raised workplace concerns to them.


On the Lookout: Securitas

Oliverio says he can easily tell when a student has had a rough week. Spotting differences in moods and mannerisms is how he’s able to keep a lookout for the welfare of his “kids—I call them kids,” he says. “Sometimes they get offended when I call them that.”


HUPD at Quad Formal

Security officers watch over the Quad Formal Friday. Though HUPD is present around campus all hours of the day, extra security is required for formals and similar events, adding an additional cost to event budgets.


Don't Break My Heart, Securitas

​As my recent trip to Manhattan confirmed, Harvard is not as creative as I previously thought.


HUCTW

A sticker for the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers reads “Solidarity-Negotiation-Progress” near the bag-checking station at Lamont Library on Nov. 10. 2015.


Freshman Formal Costs, Security Altered for On-Campus Venue

This year’s freshman formal, which will take place Wednesday on the Science Center Plaza, will feature an “incidents tent” near the main event for students seeking medical treatment, according to formal co-chair Gretty Garcia ’18.


HUPD Police Log 2/7-2/27: Indecent Exposure and Incessant Alarm Clock

February is a short month, but the with the Valentine’s Day spike in hormones and snow day delirium, HUPD still had a lot on their plate. The occasional failed romantic gesture here, an indecent exposure there; you never know what the HUPD logs will bring. As part of our Securitas Series, we've combed through recent HUPD logs and published some of the more colorful entries below.


3/2 - 3/30: Disturbing, Unsolicited Serenaders

HUPD has their hands full with us Harvard students over the past few weeks. As part of our Securitas Series, we've combed through recent HUPD logs and published some of the more colorful entries below.


2/1 - 2/19: A Vacuum Cleaner Assault

HUPD has their hands full with us Harvard students over the past few weeks. Between getting locked out of our rooms, our frequent late-night debauchery, and our pleas to spare us from the prying eyes of tourists, it seems that a lot's been going on around campus.As part of our Securitas Series, we've combed through recent HUPD logs and published some of the more colorful entries below.


Cambridge Fire Department Investigates Sunday Fire Outside Claverly Hall

While the investigation is ongoing, a Cambridge Police Department report filed Sunday described the fire as “possible arson.”


Securitas Guard Tessalon Bishop Remembered as Devoted Family Man

Family members remember Bishop, who died in a car accident on July 22, as a caring brother and son who was always full of energy and as a loving father who went “above and beyond” to support his daughters.


HUPD and Securitas Personnel Honored for Service During Week of Marathon Bombings

Four Harvard University Police Department officers and a Securitas manager were honored at a ceremony Monday afternoon for their service during the week of the Boston Marathon bombings and the subsequent search for the suspects.


Tell Me a Story: Joseph A. Fabiano

This week, FM searched Harvard’s halls for a story from the lives of the men and women who make the university run smoothly from day to day. Fabiano, a security guard, has been employed by Securitas for 10 years. FM simply asked him to tell a story.


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