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Unionization

Dec. 3 Gallery 6
Central Administration

Grad Students Report Frustration with University In Union Bargaining Sessions

After attending bargaining sessions with Harvard for the graduate student union’s second contract, rank-and-file union members said the University’s bargaining team was resistant to the union’s proposed changes, especially on the topics of compensation and procedures for handling complaints of identity-based discrimination and sexual harassment.

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University

Harvard and Grad Student Union Settle Grievance Over Union Dues Deductions

Harvard has agreed to pay its graduate student union $60,000 as a settlement for dues it failed to deduct from union members’ paychecks from July to September 2020.

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University

‘Our Success or Failure Is Tied Together’: Grad Student Union Activism Picks Up in Biden Era

Joe Biden’s ascension to the White House has precipitated a flurry of activity by graduate student unions at private universities across the country, some of whom had avoided certain organizing efforts during the Trump administration amid fears that their cases would be used to shut down graduate students’ right to unionize altogether.

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Central Administration

Grad Union and Harvard Begin Bargaining for Second Contract

Harvard and its graduate student union held their first bargaining session for a second contract Thursday, reopening negotiations just nine months after the two sides agreed on a first contract.

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Labor

Where Do Harvard’s Employees Work? We Mapped 11,700 of Them.

Harvard’s 13,000-member workforce is represented by 10 unions, spread across hundreds of miles, and supports thousands of students. We’ve mapped it and what pay protections workers are receiving this spring.

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Labor

Harvard Grad Union Supports Columbia Grad Student Strike Over Contract Disputes

Student workers at Harvard said they have taken to social media, donated to a strike fund, and picketed — both virtually and in-person — as the Graduate Workers of Columbia-United Automobile Workers went on strike Monday.

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Labor

Timeline: Covid-19 Creates Health and Employment Uncertainty for Harvard Staff

Between the uncertainty of health and safety concerns, workplace closures, and contract negotiations, the pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges for Harvard’s workers.

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Scrutiny

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Labor

Security, Parking, and Museum Guards Union Ratifies New Contract, Continues Conversation Around Union Merger

The Harvard University Security, Parking, and Museum Guards Union ratified a new contract with the University Friday, maintaining healthcare benefits, securing bonuses, and codifying avenues to collaborate with the much larger clerical and technical workers union.

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University Finances

Harvard Unions and Activist Groups Express Support for Columbia Tuition Strike

Weeks after student organizers at Columbia University announced a tuition strike to protest their administration’s “flagrant disregard” for proposed university-wide demands, Harvard student activists have not indicated if they will organize a tuition strike of their own.

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HUDS

HUDS Workers, Laid Off Last Month, Offered New Roles

Harvard University Dining Services workers who were laid off after HUDS closed facilities last month received the option to shift into new roles beginning Jan. 27, on seniority in an internal reshuffling process known as “bumping.”

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FAS

Harvard Denies Grad Union Grievance Over Exclusion of Population Health Sciences Students

Harvard denied a grievance filed by its graduate student union regarding the exclusion of 108 Population Health Sciences students from the union's bargaining unit.

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Harvard and the Biden Administration

As Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president Wednesday, a team of Crimson reporters explored how the Biden administration will affect international students, admissions, labor, and everything in between at Harvard. Here's a look at how the Biden administration will reshape the University — and what role Harvard will play in shaping it.

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Labor

Grad Student Unions, Experts Expect Friendlier Climate for Labor Under Biden

With President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. taking office Wednesday, HGSU-UAW President Brandon J. Mancilla said he expects the “whole climate” for student unions to change.

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