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With Harvard Square Darwin’s Location Set to Close, Workers Gather at Owners’ House

The popular Boston-area coffee chain Darwin’s Ltd. announced plans to close the store’s original Harvard Square location at the end of the month, prompting some workers to stage a protest at Cambridge City Hall on Sunday denouncing the move.

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Labor

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.

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Labor

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.

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‘A Nice End of an Era’: Harvard Unions to Merge After Years-Long Push

After three failed attempts over more than six years, the Harvard University Security, Parking and Museum Guards Union has successfully voted to merge with the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers.

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Labor

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.

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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.

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Health

Harvard’s Graduate Student Union Files Complaint Over Spring Covid Policies

Harvard’s graduate student union presented University leaders with a list of grievances about the school's updated spring Covid-19 protocols last week, calling for free high-quality masks and expanded testing.

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Labor

Custodians Reach Tentative Contract Agreement with Harvard

The union representing Harvard’s custodial workers reached a four-year tentative agreement for a contract with the University Friday, securing wage increases.

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‘A Wide Range of Experiences’: Harvard Clerical and Technical Workers Incorporate Remote Work

Harvard’s more than 5,000 unionized clerical and technical workers have faced different transitions back to working on campus. Juggling health guidelines as well as employees’ needs and preferences, many departments switched — temporarily or permanently — to hybrid arrangements.

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Labor

Custodians, Security Officers Rally To Demand Pay Increases As Contracts Near Expiration

More than 80 custodians, security guards, local officials, and union supporters marched in Harvard Yard Tuesday to demand higher wage increases from the University.

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Labor

Harvard Grad Student Union Ratifies 4-Year Contract With 70.6% Approval

Harvard’s graduate student union ratified a four-year contract with the University in a vote that ended Saturday, with 70.6 percent of voters in support.

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On Eve of Ratification Vote, Grad Students Divided on Tentative Contract Agreement

Harvard graduate student union members remain split ahead of the vote on whether to ratify the tentative contract agreement reached Monday.

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Labor

Garber Calls Grad Student Union Tentative Agreement ‘Very Fair’ as Members Prepare to Vote

As Harvard’s graduate student union prepares to vote on a tentative agreement reached with the University, Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 called the proposed deal “very fair” and said he hopes to avoid a second disruptive strike.

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Labor

Harvard Clerical and Technical Workers Ratify One-Year Contract

After some internal contention over its latest tentative agreement, Harvard’s clerical and technical workers union voted to ratify the new one-year contract Wednesday, securing raises, lump-sum bonuses, tax relief on certain Harvard classes, retroactive sick days, and new diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments.

Ayanna Pressley Custodians Rally
Labor

Rep. Pressley, Supporters Call on Harvard to Raise Staff Wages at Tuesday Rally

Nearly 200 demonstrators, including U.S. Rep. Ayanna S. Pressley (D-Mass.), other elected officials, undergraduates, and union supporters, called on Harvard to offer higher wages to its custodial workers and security officers at a rally in Harvard Yard Tuesday afternoon.

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