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Harvard Graduate Students Union
GSAS

Harvard Grad Students to Begin Voting on Strike Authorization

Graduate students across the University will begin voting Tuesday whether to authorize a student worker strike, marking an escalation in the negotiation process that began exactly one year ago.

University Hall
GSAS

Harvard Advises Faculty to Prepare after Union Moves to Vote for Strike Authorization

Associate Provost Doreen Koretz and University Director of Labor and Employee Relations Paul R. Curran wrote in an email to faculty Tuesday that it is “critical” that faculty begin to plan for how they would teach in the event of a strike.

Bargainfest
On Campus

As Grad Union Vows to Authorize Strike, Organizers Rally for Support

The vote — which is expected to begin Oct. 15 on Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers’ one year anniversary of bargaining with the University — will require two thirds of voting members’ support in order to allow the negotiating committee to call for a strike if it deems necessary.

Harvard Graduate Students Union
Unionization

Harvard Graduate Union to Hold Strike Authorization Vote

Harvard’s graduate student union will hold a strike authorization vote, the group announced in an email to members Tuesday morning.

University Hall at Night
Labor

Under New Mass. Law, Harvard to Roll Out Family Medical Leave Benefit

Harvard will significantly expand paid family and medical leave benefits for eligible employees beginning in January 2021, in accordance with Massachusetts’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Act, which went into effect Tuesday.

Bargainfest
GSAS

Harvard Grad Students Union Elects New Bargaining Committee Members, Three Seats Remain Vacant

Statistics Ph.D. candidate Cory W. McCartan and Biostatistics Ph.D. candidate Lee Kennedy-Shaffer were announced as the two new members of Harvard Graduate Students Union – United Automobile Workers’ bargaining committee. There are now 10 members on the bargaining committee.

IOP Labor Talk
IOP

Labor Leaders Highlight Domestic Workers’ Rights at IOP

Leaders from the National Domestic Workers Alliance discussed the importance of domestic workers’ contributions to the future of the labor movement at an Institute of Politics event Monday evening.

Bargainfest
Labor

NLRB Moves to Reverse Rule Deeming Graduate Students Employees

The National Labor Relations Board proposed a rule Friday that would essentially reverse a 2016 decision that opened the door for students at private universities and colleges — including Harvard — to unionize.

Bargainfest
Central Administration

Grad Student Union Reaches New Agreements with Harvard, Warns ‘Greater Action’

This week’s agreements — including consensus on intellectual property, health and safety, and the formation of a union-management committee — brought the total number of agreed provisions to seven since bargaining began last October.

Contracted Workers
HUDS

Working At — But Not For — Harvard

For Harvard’s contracted and contingent workers, recent policy changes offer hope for better benefits.

Goodbye Curious George
Harvard Square

Curious George Store to Swing Over to New Home in Central Square

The “World’s Only Curious George Store,” a Harvard Square centerpiece, will close its doors on June 30 and relocate to Central Square following a change in ownership.

University Hall
Labor

Union Says Forty-Two Contingent Workers Raised to Full-Time Status

The new policies stemmed from an agreement reached during contract negotiations last year between the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers — Harvard’s largest union representing more than 5,000 employees — and the University.

GSAS

Graduate Student Union Occupies University Hall One Year After Recognition

Over the course of more than 10 hours, roughly 30 members of the Harvard Graduate Students Union–United Automobile Workers and their supporters at any given time demanded third party grievance procedures, pay raises, and wider ranging health insurance benefits.

May 1 Union March 2
Unionization

Harvard Graduate Student Union Occupies University Hall One Year After Recognition

Over the course of more than 10 hours, members of the Harvard Graduate Students Union–United Automobile Workers and their supporters protested, calling on the University to include third party grievance procedures, pay raises, and wider ranging health insurance benefits in their contract.

Harvard Kennedy School
IOP

Former Senator Bob Corker Discusses Trump, Primaries at Harvard Event

Former Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) discussed transitioning from the corporate world to politics and President Donald Trump’s foreign policy at an Institute of Politics event Monday evening.

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