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No Agreement Likely Before Contract Expires, Clerical Union Says

After months of “intense” negotiations with Harvard, leaders of Harvard’s largest labor union say it is unlikely that they will reach an agreement before members’ current contract expires. The contract is set to expire Sept. 30.

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GSAS

Harvard Grad Union Unveils 'Ambitious' List of Bargaining Goals

Harvard’s brand-new graduate student union inched towards the bargaining table this week when it published a list of goals for its inaugural round of negotiations with administrators. There are 80 goals in total.

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Labor

Grad Unionization Movement Sees Mixed Results Around Country After Harvard Success

After Harvard teaching and research assistants voted to unionize last semester, labor experts predicted other schools would follow in Harvard's footsteps. That forecast has proved partially correct at best.

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GSAS

Grad Union Negotiations With Harvard Will Likely Take Place Behind Closed Doors

Harvard and its brand-new union have yet to hammer out initial bargaining terms. But both University and union representatives say their upcoming negotiations will likely take place behind closed doors.

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HUDS

Gearing Up For A Nationwide Strike, Hotel Workers Consult HUDS Union on Strategy

The developments in Boston follow a national-level escalation between UNITE HERE and Marriott that began early last week.

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Labor

Union Civil and Human Rights Committee Begins Discussing Priorities

Representatives of Harvard’s new graduate student union say they are committed to prioritizing issues of diversity and inclusion at the bargaining table.

Graduate Student Unionization Debate
GSAS

Grad Union Expects to Start Negotiating With Harvard 'Early' This Semester

If HGSU-UAW does begin pushing for a contract with Harvard this semester, it will cap off an eventful — and historic — year for both the University and the brand-new union.

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Labor

Clerical Union Begins Negotiations with Harvard

​Harvard’s largest labor union has come to the bargaining table to negotiate a new contract with the University, the union and administrators announced last week.

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Labor

Union Bargaining Committee Election Sees Low Turnout

In total, 513 members of the bargaining unit voted in the election, according to meeting notes from an HGSU-UAW executive committee meeting held May 14.

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Labor

Grad Union Establishes Sexual Harassment Committee

Members of the union’s organizing committee voted to form the group to advocate for individuals who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Central Administration

Experts Say Harvard's Union Bargaining Terms Differ From Typical Labor Contract

Labor experts say the boundaries delineating issues allowed on the bargaining table for Harvard’s student union could differ from those that define a typical labor contract negotiation.

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Labor

Harvard’s Decision to Bargain Puts Pressure on Peer Institutions, Organizers Say

Labor experts and union organizers say Harvard’s recent move to bargain with its graduate student union may boost unionization efforts at peer universities.

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Central Administration

21 Vie For Seats on Union Bargaining Committee

Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers is holding elections for the union’s main negotiating body May 9 and 10.

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GSAS

Preparing to Bargain, Admins Draw Line In Sand Between Academics and Labor

University President Drew G. Faust said administrators “will be very adamant” in maintaining the division between academic and labor issues.

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GSAS

Contract Negotiations at UConn Offer Window into Realities of Grad. Union Bargaining

After several months of negotiations, the University of Connecticut and its graduate student union reached an agreement last week.

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