HGSU-UAW Cambridge Candidate Forum
City Politics

Cambridge Council Candidates Clash at Forum Hosted by Harvard Grad Student Union

Fourteen candidates for Cambridge City Council gathered at Emerson Hall in Harvard Yard for a forum organized by Harvard’s graduate student union on Tuesday night.


Harvard, Securitas Retaliated Against Guard, Regional National Labor Relations Board Claims

Harvard University and Securitas retaliated against Walter J. Terzano, a guard who has worked for Securitas since 2009, Boston’s regional labor relations board alleged in a previously unreported complaint issued earlier this month.

Mass General Hospital

Mass General Brigham Union Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge, Alleges Retaliatory Benefit Cuts

Newly unionized residents and fellows at Mass General Brigham filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board Friday alleging the hospital system retaliated against them for unionizing by removing long-standing benefits.

CEA Rally at CRLS
Cambridge Schools

‘We’re Not Going Away’: Cambridge Educators Rally for New Contract Outside School Committee Meeting

More than 50 Cambridge educators and residents rallied in support of the Cambridge Education Association outside of a School Committee meeting on Tuesday night, as the teachers’ union remains in a contract stalemate with the school district.

Harvard Grad Union Protests Worker Wages

Harvard Grad Union Requests Mid-Contract Negotiations Over Wages

Halfway into a four-year contract, Harvard’s graduate student union has asked the University to formally reopen contract negotiations over demands for higher wages.

Mather Dining Hall Fan

Harvard Dining Workers Across Campus Slam Lack of AC, Report Heat Exhaustion

After students raised concerns about dining workers overheating last week, Mather House temporarily closed its dining hall for lunch. But workers in other Harvard undergraduate dining halls who have also felt the heat are not seeing similar changes.

Mather Dining Hall

‘How Do You Guys Stand This?’: Harvard Dining Hall Shifts Schedule After Overheating Concerns

Following student outcry over Harvard dining working conditions, Harvard Undergraduate Dining Services closed Mather House’s dining hall for lunch Thursday and Friday and served dinner Thursday “without use of warmers” for the food.

HUWU Poster

Ahead of October Election, Harvard Undergrad Union Campaign Faces Tight Hiring Deadline

Harvard’s undergraduate unionization campaign is up for election in late October — but organizers are racing against the clock, with a flurry of new workers and students switching jobs this fall.

Harvard Office of Labor and Employee Relations

Harvard, Grad Union At Odds Over Legal Defense Fund for Student Workers Amid Request For $17,000

In 2021, Harvard’s graduate student union won a key concession in the creation of a $100,000 fund to cover the legal expenses of graduate students “relating to their working conditions at the University.” Now, the union and Harvard’s Office for Labor and Employee Relations remain at odds over how to administer the fund.

Broad Institute in Kendall Square

Researchers, Technicians at Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT Win Majority Support for Union in Two Days

Early last month, researchers and technicians at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard launched their unionization campaign. Just two days later, the group achieved majority support for unionization.

HUCTW Rally in Front of Massachusetts Hall

‘A Collective Sigh’: Clerical and Technical Union Approves Contract, Ending Second-Longest Negotiations in Union History

Harvard’s clerical and technical workers union voted 3,762 to 466 to ratify their contract with the University June 1, ending the second-longest contract standoff in the union's history.

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Mass General Brigham Housestaff Vote to Unionize

Mass General Brigham’s residents and fellows voted overwhelmingly to form a union, with 75 percent in favor, the National Labor Relations Board announced Thursday.

Graduate Student and Teaching Fellow Union Strike 1973

‘You Can’t Eat Prestige’: Graduate Students and Teaching Fellows Strike Over Financial Aid Cuts

In March 1973, about 700 members of Harvard’s Graduate Students and Teaching Fellow Union braved four days of sub-zero temperatures to protest the newly introduced Kraus Plan, which ultimately reduced financial aid for graduate students.

HUCTW Rally Outside Massachusetts Hall

Harvard Reaches Tentative Agreement with Clerical and Technical Union After 13 Months of Negotiations

After 13 months of negotiations and a protracted stalemate over compensation, Harvard’s clerical and technical union reached a tentative agreement with the University before noon May 11, six days before the union’s 35th birthday.

HGSU Rally

More than 1,600 Sign Petition for Harvard to Raise Student Salaries to Meet Middlesex County Living Wage

More than 1,600 people have signed a petition calling on Harvard to raise student researcher and teacher salaries up to living wage in Middlesex County for members of the University’s graduate student union by July 1.