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Campus art productions throw into sharp relief the inability of art to embody labor, particularly on a campus where so few are involved in manual labor.

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Union Rebounds After Cuts

A week earlier, Harvard had announced that it would lay off 275 employees from across the University following a tumultuous semester of administering cuts to student life and capital projects as well as an early retirement incentive program for staff.

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Stress of 2009 Staff Cuts Lingers in FAS

Staff members across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences are reporting varying degrees of recovery from last year’s sweeping reductions in staff positions.

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Protestors Demand Fiscal Transparency

A group of around forty Harvard employees, students, and sympathetic local citizens gathered outside the Holyoke Center yesterday evening to protest the University’s labor policies, calling for more fiscal transparency and an end to furloughs.

Labor

Both Sides Optimistic Before Negotiations

In an open letter released Monday, leaders of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers heralded—with a distinct note of optimism—the union’s eighth round of contract negotiations with University management.

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HUCTW Criticizes University Leaders

The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW) released an open letter to its members and the Harvard community on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 5, criticizing the University and the Deans for not being specific in their communications about the current budget crisis and for not seeming to have a universal plan to deal with fiscal concerns.

Health Care Protesters
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Health Care Protesters

Protesters gather in Harvard Square yesterday to speak out against changes being made to Harvard security officers’ health care plans. Some officers took turns telling their stories. A few students were also present.

Health Care Protesters
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Security Guards Protest Healthcare Costs

Protesting a sharp increase in their health insurance costs, about 20 of Harvard’s security guards rallied in Harvard Square yesterday to advocate more affordable coverage.

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Health Costs Could Rise for Security Guards

As of Friday Nov. 27, more than half of Harvard’s security guards may find themselves unable to afford health care coverage for the coming year, due to a sharp increase in the cost of their health plans.

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