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James S. Bikales

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Harvard Graduate Students Union
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Harvard Defends Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Position As Strike Begins

As members of the graduate student union hit the picket lines Tuesday, University negotiators posted a position statement online arguing that the union’s proposed procedure for adjudicating sexual harassment and discrimination complaints may be in conflict with Title IX.

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Front Feature

Harvard’s Graduate Student Union Begins Strike

The widely anticipated strike, announced by the union’s bargaining committee last month, followed months of negotiations during which the two parties failed to come to agreements on key provisions.

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FAS

How Do HGSU’s Proposals Stack Up Against Other Harvard Unions’?

The Crimson has analyzed how Harvard's graduate student union and the University’s compensation and benefits proposals compare to those of other unions.

FAS

Harvard Grad Union to Launch Strike After Year of Bargaining

Harvard’s graduate student union is set to go on strike at 10 a.m. Tuesday after its negotiating committee and Harvard failed to come to any new agreements during a bargaining session Monday morning.

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University

Days Before Harvard Grad Union Strike, Bacow and Garber Write Letters on the University's Position

University President Lawrence S. Bacow and Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 responded to a pair of letters sent by the Massachusetts Congressional delegation and alumni from the Class of 1969 supporting Harvard’s graduate student union in its contract negotiations with the University.

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Labor

Provost Garber Outlines Harvard’s View on Union Negotiations One Week Before Strike Deadline

University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 wrote in an email to University affiliates Tuesday that Harvard’s graduate student union’s planned strike will neither “clarify” either side’s position nor “resolve areas of disagreement.”

Strike Authorization Vote
Labor

Without New Agreement, Harvard and Grad Union Schedule Additional Session Before Strike

Harvard’s graduate student union and the University agreed Tuesday to schedule one additional bargaining session for Dec. 2, one day before the union’s looming Dec. 3 strike deadline.

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Labor

The Graduate Students Union’s Contract Proposals, Annotated

While negotiations last Friday yielded a tentative agreement on job posting — adding to the 11 other tentative agreements reached so far — the two sides remain at an impasse over several key proposals.

Rhodes Scholar 2020
College

Seven Harvard Seniors Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Seven members of Harvard’s Class of 2020 have won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, the American and Canadian secretaries of the Rhodes Trust announced Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Harvard Graduate Students Union
Labor

No Breakthrough Agreement In Session Two Weeks Before Harvard Grad Union Strike Deadline

Harvard and its graduate student union could not reach agreements on compensation, health benefits, and grievance procedures during a bargaining session Friday, with just over a week remaining before the union plans to strike if no agreement is reached.

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University

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.

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University

Ahead of Strike Deadline, Harvard’s Grad Union Publishes Proposals

Earlier this week, Harvard released all of its proposals on a website devoted to the union negotiations. The grad students union released a selection of provisions Wednesday on compensation, health benefits, and grievance procedure for sexual harassment and discrimination complaints.

Strike Authorization Vote
FAS

Harvard Grad Strike May Delay Grades, Faculty Say

Several departments may delay grading or change final exam formats in the event that Harvard’s graduate student union goes on strike next month, according to faculty members across the University.

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Graduate School of Design

With Contingent Worker Policy Change, Major Benefits and Unforeseen Challenges

As more than 150 temporary and less-than-half-time Harvard employees transition into permanent, benefited staff positions following a policy change that went into effect in March, the shift has brought “extraordinary” opportunities for some, but unintended challenges for others.

Labor

Harvard Grad Student Union Will Strike If Contract Not Reached Before Reading Period

Harvard’s graduate student union announced Tuesday morning that it will strike if negotiations are unable to reach a contract with the University by Dec. 3.

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