Many dining hall workers are celebrating Thursday’s announcement of a tentative, unanimously passed contract agreement between Harvard and UNITE HERE Local 26, the union representing dining hall staff.
After failing to agree to a new contract for dining hall workers, the University and UNITE HERE! Local 26—the union which represents the workers—have agreed to extend the current contract until September 12. The contract was originally slated to expire today.
Over 800 University workers and students marched on Cambridge Common Monday to show support for unionized dining hall workers, custodians, and janitors during their contract negotiations with Harvard, which are ongoing.