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Molly C. McCafferty

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Clerical Union Begins Negotiations with Harvard

​Harvard’s largest labor union has come to the bargaining table to negotiate a new contract with the University, the union and administrators announced last week.

Unionization Voters

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.

Radcliffe Choral Society and Harvard Glee Club Concert

Administrators Told All-Female Choir to Update Bylaws Months Before Group Went Coed

The formerly all-female Radcliffe Choral Society opened its membership to students of all genders in late April 2018.

Harvard Glee Club

Harvard Glee Club to Open Auditions to Students of All Genders

The Glee Club made the decision to open their membership eligibility after consulting with the historically-female Radcliffe Choral Society, which also decided to make its membership gender neutral in April.

Harvard Teaching Campaign

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.

Linda J. Greenhouse '68

Linda J. Greenhouse ’68: ‘A Largely Exemplary Life’

Greenhouse says that acclimating to and excelling in The Crimson’s male-dominated newsroom was “a toughening exercise.”

Linda Greenhouse Article
Commencement 2018

Linda Greenhouse Article

An article written by Linda Greenhouse appears in a 1966 issue of The Crimson.

Graduate Student Unionization Vote Queen's Head

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

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

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

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

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

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.