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Graduate Student Council Discusses Career Development, Union Negotiations At First Meeting of Semester

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’s Graduate Student Council discussed advocacy projects, career development, and the aftermath of the graduate student union strike at its first open meeting of the semester Wednesday evening.


Sanders’s New Senate Bill Could Protect Graduate Student Workers’ Employee Rights from Proposed NLRB Ruling, Experts Say

Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) has introduced a new bill which — if passed — could protect graduate student workers’ employee rights from a proposed National Labor Relations Board rule that would classify graduate student workers as non-employees, experts say.


Harvard Graduate Student Union Returns to Work Following 27-Day Strike

HGSU-UAW rang in the new year by returning to work Tuesday night, ending nearly a month of marching on Harvard’s campus, calling administrators, and arguing at the bargaining table. At points, hundreds of students and supporters joined the picket line.


Ten Stories That Shaped the 2010s

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.


New Labor Ruling Could Prevent Graduate Students From Using Harvard-Provided Email to Organize

A recent National Labor Relations Board ruling may prevent members of Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers from using their Harvard-provided email addresses to organize strike efforts, according to experts.


Experts Say Harvard Internal Email About Grad Union Strike May Violate Labor Law

Harvard may have illegally asked some hiring managers to confirm with prospective teaching staff whether they plan to begin teaching on time next semester, potentially making their employment contingent on a promise not to remain on strike even if a contract is not reached by then, according to experts.


Harvard Arboretum Workers Ratify New Four-Year Contract

Harvard’s arboretum workers unanimously ratified a new contract Wednesday, securing a 3 percent increase in wages for the four years the contract is in place, along with new benefits and job classifications.


Khurana Says College Preparing For Strike Spilling Into Second Semester

Dean Khurana said Tuesday that his office is focused on “minimizing the disruptions” for College students in the event that the graduate student union’s strike continues through the beginning of next semester.


Harvard Ethnic Studies Coalition and Grad Student Union Rally Together in Protest of Prof’s Tenure Denial

Hundreds of Harvard affiliates crowded on the steps of Widener Library Thursday to protest the decision to deny Romance Languages and Literatures associate professor Lorgia García Peña tenure and demand an ethnic studies program.


Harvard Departments Check Grad Student Strike Status, Prompting Union Backlash

Several academic departments across the University emailed graduate student teaching staff asking whether they are participating in the graduate student union’s strike this week, prompting anger among union members.


Picket Line 2

Graduate students brave the snowfall and freezing temperatures as they march through the Yard on Tuesday morning. The first day of the strike began with a walkout at 10:30 a.m., and the protestors numbered in the hundreds at their peak.


Picket Line

Harvard's graduate student union went on Strike Tuesday at midnight. The highly anticipated strike comes after over a year of negotiations, during which the two parties failed to come to agreements on key provisions related to healthcare, compensation, and sexual harassment and discrimination grievance procedures.


Recent Grad Student Strikes Across the Country Offer Example for Harvard’s Union

As Harvard’s graduate student union prepares for a potential strike next month, organizers can look to several other graduate student unions across the country that have initiated work stoppages in recent years.


More Than Half of Grad Student Survey Respondents Report Discrimination

More than half of respondents to a graduate student survey on discrimination and harassment reported they have experienced discrimination at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, GSAS Student Council members said Wednesday.


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