The thirty-second advertisement — which will air on channels including CNN, MSNBC, and ESPN — opens with a narrator saying Harvard has a “world-class reputation, and a world-class #MeToo problem.” The campaign will also extend to billboards, radio, and digital media, according to the press release.
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ new Graduate Student Council board — voted in at the Council’s monthly meeting Wednesday evening — are nearly unanimous in their support for the graduate student union.
Some undergraduate teaching staff said they were previously unaware of the potential impact that ongoing contract negotiations between Harvard and its new graduate student union will have on eligible College students.
Harvard’s graduate student union delivered a petition to Massachusetts Hall during a rally attended by more than 150 supporters — including Cambridge City Councillors and members of labor unions across Massachusetts — Wednesday.
Harvard’s largest union initiated grievance procedures on behalf of several Harvard Division of Continuing Education employees who were laid off last week as part of the division’s efforts to make use of similar Faculty of Arts and Sciences personnel instead.
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ Graduate Student Council approved a resolution declaring their official support for the graduate student union’s proposal to include sexual harassment and discrimination in grievance procedures at their monthly open meeting Wednesday.
Erik Baker — a representative of the Graduate Students Union — present a motion to the Graduate Student Council on Wednesday evening, requesting support for their #NoCarveOut bargaining effort over the University's procedures for handling graduate student accusations of discrimination and sexual harassment.
Three years ago, when two of Harvard’s unions proposed a merger, talks with the University fell through. Now, the unions – one the largest union at Harvard, and the other one of the smallest – are preparing to reopen their case.
When representatives from Harvard’s newly-formed graduate student union sat down in front of the University’s negotiators in their first bargaining session last October, they brought to the meeting enthusiasm for their cause, an ambitious list of 80 bargaining goals, and a set of democratic negotiating principles framing leadership as shared among the entire team.
Graduate students in STEM departments shared stories about sexual harassment in the lab, issues with advisors, and unsafe working conditions at a discussion hosted by the graduate student union Wednesday night.
The University has asked graduate students working on departmental mental health surveys to temporarily stop submitting reports containing the results, the Graduate Student Council announced at its first monthly meeting of the year Wednesday.
After months of contract negotiations, Harvard’s student union and the University reached tentative agreements on accessibility to employment records and resources for professional development Wednesday, union bargaining committee members wrote in an email Thursday.
Student research assistants at Harvard Law School received their first pay raise in more than a decade this month thanks to a Massachusetts minimum wage law that took effect Jan. 1. In total, 742 student workers throughout the university received raises when the state minimum wage rose from $11 to $12 per hour.