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Harvard Graduate Student Union
Labor

Harvard Violated Contract With HGSU in Excluding Some Grad Students, Arbitrator Rules

An arbitrator ruled Friday that Harvard violated its 2021 contract with the Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Auto Workers by excluding lab-based psychology Ph.D. students from the union.

Graham & Parks
Cambridge Schools

Cambridge School Committee Approves Union Contracts for Paraprofessionals, Family Liaisons

The Cambridge School Committee approved contracts with paraprofessionals and family liaisons at a special meeting on Friday, following months of protests from school support staff.

Freshman Proctors Weld Hall
House Life

‘People Have Spoken’: Harvard Residential Advisors Vote Against Unionization

Both prospective units of the Harvard Union of Residential Advisors voted against unionization Wednesday, ending HURA’s year-long fight — including a two-months-long public campaign — to unionize Harvard’s residential tutors, proctors, and house aides.

HURA Anti-Union Harvard Yard
House Life

Harvard Residential Advisers Allege University Administrators Engaged in Union-Busting Tactics

Harvard Union of Residential Advisors organizers allege University administrators have engaged in “captive audience meetings” and anti-union messaging through emails to tutors, proctors, and house aides ahead of HURA’s union recognition elections.

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On Campus

‘Along for the Ride’: Harvard Residential Group Faces Fractures Ahead of Union Recognition Election

Two months ago, the Harvard Union of Residential Advisors began to unionize — but even as the group has publicly sped through the recognition process, tensions have steadily built within the union.

Harvard Graduate Students Union Rally
Labor

Nearly 500 Graduate Students Petition Harvard to Not Restrict Emergency Fund Access

Nearly 500 members of the HGSU-UAW signed a petition calling on Harvard to not limit graduate student emergency fund eligibility, which was delivered to top administrators in Mass. Hall during a Wednesday rally.

Harvard Graduate Student Union
FAS

Harvard Graduate Union’s BDS Caucus Circulates Letter Calling for Divestment From Israel

The HGSU-UAW’s BDS Caucus circulated a letter earlier this month calling on Harvard to investigate and divest from “companies and institutions involved in the ongoing attacks in Gaza.”

HAW Voting at Science Center
FAS

HAW-UAW Large Unit Votes to Unionize, 93% In Favor

Non-tenure-track faculty at Harvard voted 1,094-81 to unionize under Harvard Academic Workers-United Auto Workers, the group announced Friday.

Harvard Law School - HLS
Harvard Law School

‘Make It A Union Town’: Harvard Labor Organizers Discuss Push to Unionize at HLS Event

A panel of four Harvard union leaders discussed the motivations, challenges, and successes of the growing push to unionize Harvard during an event hosted by the Labor and Employment Action Project at Harvard Law School.

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Labor

After Months of Delay, Harvard Arboretum Workers Ratify New Contract

Arnold Arboretum workers unanimously ratified a new contract agreement with Harvard last Friday following months of months of impasse.

Proctor Union Graphic
Labor

Harvard Resident Tutors, Proctors File for Union Recognition

The Harvard Union of Residential Advisors — a group campaigning to unionize Harvard’s resident tutors, proctors and house-aides — filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday for official union recognition.

Harvard Yard from Above
Labor

Group of More Than 3,000 Harvard Faculty Files for Union Recognition

Harvard Academic Workers-United Auto Workers filed for official union recognition with the National Labor Relations Board on Friday.

Proctor Union Graphic
College

Harvard Proctors and Tutors Plan to Launch Unionization Push

Some Harvard residential tutors, proctors, and house aides are planning to publicly launch a campaign for unionization, an effort they have been quietly working towards since last spring.

HUWU Rally
Labor

After Unionization, Harvard Undergrads are Preparing to Bargain

Following a successful vote to unionize last October, Harvard’s Undergraduate Workers Union-UAW has begun preparing for negotiations.

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Central Administration

Interim President Garber’s Uneasy Relationship With Harvard Unions

When longtime Harvard Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 suddenly became interim president earlier this month, the powerful but largely invisible administrator was unfamiliar to most Harvard affiliates.

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