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Cara J. Chang

Crimson staff writer Cara J. Chang can be reached at cara.chang@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @CaraChang20.

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Harvard Law School

Fearing Layoffs, Dining Workers Rally at Harvard Law School

Approximately 30 Harvard dining workers and supporters rallied in front of the Law School Tuesday to protest potential layoffs as the school ends its contract with dining services contractor Restaurant Associates later this month.

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Labor

Eight Bargaining Sessions In, How Do Harvard Grad Students Union’s Proposals Stack Up to Other Unions’ Contracts?

Less than a year ago, Harvard’s graduate student union ratified its first contract with the University, ending 19 months of negotiations. Now, the Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers is back at the bargaining table negotiating for its second contract.

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Labor

Harvard Extends Pay for Idled Employees, Flexible Leave Policies

Harvard updated its pandemic workforce policies Thursday, adding paid time off for vaccinations and extending its emergency pay policy for direct hire employees idled by the pandemic through the end of the year.

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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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Scrutiny

Four Stories, Four Harvard Workers

In the wake of Harvard reducing idled workers' pay to 70 percent during the pandemic, we followed four Harvard employees over the course of three months, conducting interviews on a weekly basis. These four individuals shared their lives with us, and although financial challenges and the pandemic have touched each of them, the pay cut is far from the only reason why these stories need telling.

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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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Labor

Harvard Grad Union Files Grievance Over Pay for Student Workers Living Abroad

Harvard Graduate Student Union-United Automobile Workers filed a Step One grievance against the University over the “unacceptable” complications and delays in pay for graduate student workers living abroad due to the pandemic.

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Labor

Harvard Workers Living Abroad Face Pay Delays Due to Third-Party Payroll System

Some Harvard faculty, student workers, and staff living abroad have faced significant issues with a third-party payroll system the University shifted them to in January, with a number of affected graduate students missing their paychecks for months.

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Labor

HUCTW Alleges University Violating Contract by Denying Access to Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure

The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers alleged the University violated its contract by denying union members access to the sexual harassment complaint resolution process outlined in their agreement, according to a statement on Tuesday.

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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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