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Central Administration

NLRB Finalizes Union Election Timeline and Eligibility

The National Labor Relations Board approved an election agreement earlier this month detailing the terms and timeline of Harvard’s upcoming unionization election.

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GSAS

Columbia Refuses to Bargain with Its Graduate Student Union, Possibly Threatening NLRB Precedent

Columbia University will not respond to a bargaining request from its graduate student union, and the resulting NLRB proceedings could impact Harvard.

Graduate Student Union Rally
GSAS

Curran Details Next Steps for New Unionization Election in Email to Students

​Harvard’s Director of Labor and Employee Relations Paul R. Curran announced the University’s preparations for the April student unionization election.

Faust Inauguration
Race

Harvard TPS Workers Petition Faust for Support

Harvard workers with Temporary Protected Status are calling on University President Drew G. Faust to issue a formal statement of support for the program.

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Student Life

Grad Student Union, Admins Clash Over Voter List for Second Election

The voter list was a point of contention in the original Nov. 2016 unionization election, when HGSU-UAW claimed that the voter list the University provided was insufficient.

The Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building
GSAS

Harvard to Hold Second Unionization Election

The mandate to hold a second election came after the National Labor Relations Board unsealed and counted 193 ballots remaining from Harvard’s first unionization election, held Nov. 2016, on Thursday morning.

The Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building
GSAS

NLRB to Finalize Results of Harvard’s 2016 Unionization Election in January

The National Labor Relations Board will count the remaining 195 contested ballots from Harvard’s Nov. 2016 student unionization election in early January, possibly paving the way for a new election.

The Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building
Labor

In NLRB Pro-Union Columbia Decision, Some See Ties to Harvard

“We’ve been celebrating with Harvard here,” said Olga Brudastova, a Columbia graduate student and union organizer.

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Labor

NLRB Rules Against Harvard in Student Unionization Appeal

​Harvard may have to hold a new election to determine whether eligible students can form a union after the National Labor Relations Board ruled against the University’s appeal Tuesday.

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Labor

Grad Unionization Attorney Criticizes Harvard’s NLRB Appeal

One of the unionization effort’s attorneys criticized the voting list Harvard created before the still-contested 2016 election.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Labor

Grad Students Hold Rally, Phone Bank to Protest Tax Plan

​More than two dozen graduate students gathered in the Yard to protest a Republican tax proposal that could slash their earnings and cut into the University’s endowment.

Valarie Long and Unions
College

Valarie Long and Unions

Valarie Long, an executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union, speaks about labor justice at the Harvard Law Forum on Tuesday afternoon.

UC Crimson Crossfire
Undergraduate Council

Identity-Based Groups Launch UC Voter Guide

The three tickets differed only on their stances on sanctions against Harvard's unrecognized social organizations and whether or not Harvard should drop its appeal to the NLRB.

Graduate Student Union Rally
GSAS

At 'Drop the Appeal' Rally, HGSU-UAW Presents Petition to Mass. Hall

Supporters of Harvard’s student unionization effort held a rally in the Yard, urging the University to drop its appeal to the federal National Labor Relations Board.

University Provost Alan M. Garber at Commencement 2016
GSAS

Garber Defends NLRB Appeal in Message to Students

University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 defended the Harvard’s decision to appeal a National Labor Relations Board, arguing that Harvard facilitated a fair election last fall.

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