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Unionization

Unionization Voters
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.

Unionization Ballot Box Illustration
Unionization

Unionization Ballot Box Illustration

Harvard Teaching Campaign
GSAS

Labor of Love: The Five-Year Road to Unionization

As Harvard and its new union prepare to begin negotiations, current and former union organizers remember the five-year march to unionization as convoluted, lengthy, and difficult.

Unionization Election Vote Count Graph
Unionization

Unionization Election Vote Count Graph

Harvard Teaching Campaign
Unionization

Harvard Teaching Campaign

Yueran Zhang
Unionization

Yueran Zhang

Yueran Zhang, a PhD student in Sociology and a supporter of the union, stands outside Boylston Hall.

Evan MacKay
Unionization

Evan MacKay

Evan MacKay '19, an undergraduate organizer for the union, poses outside Lehman Hall.

Graduate Student Unionization Vote Queen's Head
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.

Holden Green
Cambridge

After Construction Debacle, Holden Green Residents Seek 'Systemic Change' to University Housing

Harvard ultimately reimbursed residents in the University-owned Holden Green apartment building three months' worth of rent to compensate for disruption caused by construction.

Unionization Voters
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.

Cambridge Queen's Head Voting Place Sign
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.

Students Filing In
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.

Drew Faust
GSAS

Harvard Will Bargain With Grad Union

​Harvard will collectively bargain with its newly formed graduate student union, University President Drew G. Faust said in an interview Tuesday.

University Provost Alan M. Garber at Commencement 2016
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.

Unionization Vote
GSAS

University, Union Decline to Object to Union Election

​Neither Harvard nor the newly-formed graduate student union have filed objections over the April 2018 unionization election within the seven-day period set by the National Labor Relations Board.

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