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HUCTW Stands Together in Protest of Deadlocked Negotiations

Hundreds of Harvard employees and supporters gathered Thursday afternoon for four “Stand-Out” events to show solidarity for the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers’ ongoing contract negotiations.


Still Waiting, Union Pens Letters to Top Deans

Members of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers delivered signed posters and letters on Thursday to the offices of 34 administrators regarding the union’s months-long contract negotiation with the University.


Contract Negotiations Underway Between HUCTW and Harvard

Negotiations are underway between the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers and the University, according to HUCTW Director Bill Jaeger. The new contract is scheduled to go into effect July 1.


UHS Considers Cutting Infirmary Hours over Summer

Harvard University Health Services is considering plans to close Stillman Infirmary, Harvard’s center for 24-hour care, and after-hours urgent care between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. this summer, according to University spokesperson Nanci Martin.


Harvard Will Not Reinvest in HEI Hotels & Resorts

Harvard Management Company has chosen not to reinvest in funds managed by HEI Hotels & Resorts, according to an email sent by HMC President and CEO Jane L. Mendillo to University President Drew G. Faust.


Union Meets with Library Management

The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers, which represents many of Harvard’s library workers, began meeting with Library management on Wednesday and Thursday of last week in three Joint Councils.


Harvard Club Workers Get New Contract

The membership of UNITE HERE! Local 26, the union that represents many of the employees at the Harvard Club of Boston, ratified its contract with the Club last week with over 95 percent member approval, Local 26 President Brian Lang said.


HUCTW Releases Open Letter on Library Transition

The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers, which represents many of the workers in the Harvard Library system, released an open letter to the Harvard community Monday morning that raised concerns of understaffing in the Library and the lack of transparency in the ongoing restructuring process.

Higher Education

HEI Loses Princeton Dollars

Princeton University will not reinvest in HEI Hospitality, according to a Tuesday press release from UNITE HERE!, a union that represents hotel and restaurant workers including Harvard University food service workers.


Library, HUCTW to Negotiate Through “Joint Councils”

The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers will form three “joint councils” with Harvard Library management to negotiate the library system’s reorganization, according to a University spokesperson.

Student Groups

AIDS Coalition Protests Merck Laboratories

The Harvard College Global Health and AIDS Coalition put a Valentine’s Day spin on the group’s campaign demanding that pharmaceutical company Merck’s increase access to its AIDS drug raltegravir in poor nations.


SEIU Petitions Unicco to Rehire Two Workers

In response to the firing of two custodial workers over immigration paperwork issues, the Service Employees International Union Local 615 has begun efforts to get the workers reinstated.


University Library Workers Protest Layoffs

Since Harvard University Library announced last week that its upcoming reorganization would include downsizing staff, workers have circulated several petitions against the layoffs and picketed on Wednesday outside of a regularly scheduled meeting for library staff members.

Undergraduate Council

Undergraduate Council Condemns Use of Pepper Spray at UC Davis

The Undergraduate Council issued a statement condemning the use of pepper spray on student protesters at the University of California-Davis in a statement released on Sunday November 20.


Results of School Committee Election ‘Not Surprising’

The six-member Cambridge School Committee was elected Tuesday night from a narrow field of 11 candidates.