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The union representing Harvard’s custodial workers reached a four-year tentative agreement for a contract with the University Friday, securing wage increases.
Harvard custodians and security guards held a rally on Nov. 30 to demand higher wage increases from the University. The custodians reached a tentative agreement with Harvard on Friday.
Harvard’s more than 5,000 unionized clerical and technical workers have faced different transitions back to working on campus. Juggling health guidelines as well as employees’ needs and preferences, many departments switched — temporarily or permanently — to hybrid arrangements.
Harvard Library conservation technician Katherine Westermann Gray has returned to in-person work after more than a year-and-a-half at home. Other clerical and technical workers have adopted a range of hybrid or remote work arrangements.
More than 80 custodians, security guards, local officials, and union supporters marched in Harvard Yard Tuesday to demand higher wage increases from the University.
Harvard’s graduate student union ratified a four-year contract with the University in a vote that ended Saturday, with 70.6 percent of voters in support.