Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge City Council Calls for Higher Salaries for Harvard Clerical, Technical Workers

The Cambridge City Council unanimously adopted a resolution last week urging Harvard to raise the salaries of its clerical and technical workers to keep up with the pace of inflation and rising costs of living.

Darwin's Shutdown: 1629 Cambridge St.

Darwin's Shutdown: 1629 Cambridge St.

Steven and Isabel Darwin, the owners of Darwin’s Ltd., announced last week they plan to close the store's four Cambridge locations.

Darwin's Shutdown: 31 Putnam Ave

Darwin's Shutdown: 31 Putnam Ave

The Darwin’s location at 31 Putnam Ave. is one of four stores that will close.

Quincy Hot Breakfast

Harvard Students and Dining Hall Workers Call for Hot Breakfast Expansion to All Houses

Nearly 2,000 Harvard students have signed onto a petition advocating for hot breakfast service across all upperclassman dining halls.

HUTCW rally

HUCTW Rallies for Wage Increases Amid Contract Negotiations

More than 3,500 Harvard clerical and technical workers signed onto a letter calling on the University to agree to wage increases this week amid contract negotiations between the school and their union.

Weather Smith Campus Center

Harvard Clerical and Technical Workers Rally in Protest of Alleged ‘Anti-Union Tactics’ by University

Members of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers rallied outside Smith Campus Center Thursday in protest of what they allege are “anti-union tactics” by the University.

Widener Security Station
Central Administration

NLRB Rejects Petition Seeking to Decertify Harvard Security Guards’ Union, Prompting Appeal

The National Labor Relations Board denied a petition seeking to decertify the union representing around 300 contracted security workers at the University, 32BJ Service Employees International Union.

Tang Harvard Yard
Graduate School of Design

Harvard is Home to 13,000 Workers. Some of Them are its Students, Too.

When he’s not working shifts as a custodian at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Luis M. Toribio — a native Spanish speaker — takes classes on the weekends through Harvard to hone his English skills and practice pronunciation. Two years ago, he said, he struggled to communicate in English — but today, he proudly exclaims he can now do an entire interview in English.


Harvard Security Officer Files Petition Seeking to Decertify Union

A Harvard security worker filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board this month seeking to decertify the union that represents around 300 contracted security workers at the University, 32BJ Service Employees International Union.

HUPD Window

Harvard Police Union and University to Enter Federal Mediation in Contract Negotiations

More than a year after Harvard’s contract with its police union expired, the two sides are set to enter federal mediation in their negotiations over a new contract.

On Campus

Harvard Security Guards Narrowly Vote to Ratify Contract Offer from Securitas

After months of impasse, Harvard security guards voted last week to ratify a contract offer from Securitas, which employs around 300 contracted security workers who are stationed across the school.

Massachusetts Hall

Harvard’s Covid-19 Paid Leave Benefits, Pay for Idled Workers Set to Expire April 1

Two weeks after Harvard lifted indoor mask mandates, the University is set to end its Coronavirus Workplace Policies, which will eliminate emergency paid sick leave benefits and partial compensation for some employees who were involuntarily idled by the pandemic.

Harvard Office of Labor and Employee Relations

Backed by Local Officials, Harvard Unions Revive Push to Merge

Two Harvard unions representing workers in the Harvard Art Museums and Campus Services revived their push for a merger, bolstered by a petition signed by 136 members and a statement of support from the Cambridge Mayor.

Comaroff Walkout

Comaroff Controversy Reignites Union Calls for Sexual Misconduct Recourse

Several Harvard faculty members gathered in a lecture hall last Friday — but not to teach a class. Rather, they were there to learn about graduate students’ calls for changes to Harvard's sexual harassment reporting process.


Harvard Graduate Student Union Elects New Leadership

Harvard’s graduate student union elected a new executive board last week, replacing a leadership team that guided the group through two contentious years of contract negotiations.