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Aran Sonnad-Joshi

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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.

Y2K
Student Life

‘We Thought That Was Our Due’: The Class of 1999 Enters the New Millennium

Only months out of college, the Class of 1999 had just begun their new lives post-Harvard when the world entered the new millennium.

HUCTW and HOOP Encampment Members Protest Sanctions Against Pro-Palestine Harvard Staff
Central Administration

HUCTW, HOOP Protest Sanctions Against Pro-Palestine Harvard Staff at Tuesday Rally

Nearly 100 Harvard workers and Cambridge residents held a pro-Palestine rally in front of Smith Campus Center on Tuesday to condemn the University’s disciplinary action against union members involved in the 20-day encampment in Harvard Yard.

Labor Feature Graphic
Central Administration

Harvard’s Academic Workers Unionized. But in a Year of Labor Ups and Downs, How Did They Win?

Harvard’s cohort of unionized student workers nearly doubled over the past year. The largest successful union — Harvard Academic Workers-United Auto workers — now represents more than 3,000 non-tenure-track faculty. Ahead of its first contract, the group is taking aim at the very structure of academic employment.

Protesters Pile Supplies to Pack Up Encampment
Labor

Grad Student Union Files Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against Harvard Over Encampment Response

Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Auto Workers filed unfair labor practice charges against Harvard on Wednesday with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that the University’s response to the pro-Palestine encampment in Harvard Yard violated the rights of student workers.

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.

HURA Fracture Graphic
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 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.”

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.

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.

HAW Voting at Science Center
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Academic Workers Vote 62-3 To Unionize

Harvard Law School clinical workers voted 62-3 on Wednesday in favor of unionizing under Harvard Academic Workers-United Auto Workers.

HAW Rally in Front of John Harvard Statue
Labor

Some Postdocs Will Vote Challenge in HAW-UAW’s Upcoming Union Elections

As Harvard Academic Workers-United Auto Workers gears up for its unionization election in early April, some workers will participate in the vote despite not yet being formal members of the potential bargaining unit.

Massachusetts Hall
Labor

Harvard Will Not Contest Faculty Group’s Petition for Official Union Recognition

Harvard will not contest the Harvard Academic Workers-United Auto Workers’ bid for official union recognition in a last-minute agreement on Monday that sets union elections in early April.

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.

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