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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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Custodian Intraunion Rally
On Campus

Custodian Intraunion Rally

Approximately 25 Harvard custodians rallied in the Science Center plaza Friday, asking the University to postpone the opening of negotiations with their union until intraunion conflicts had been resolved.

Custodian Intraunion Rally
Labor

On Eve of Contract Negotiations, Harvard Custodians Rally Against Their Own Union Leadership

Approximately 25 Harvard custodians rallied in Science Center Plaza Friday, asking the University to postpone the opening of negotiations with their union — set for Wednesday — until intraunion conflicts are resolved.

Strike Vote Count
Labor

Roughly 92% of Voters Authorize Grad Student Union Strike

Harvard’s graduate student union voted overwhelmingly to authorize what would be its second strike in two years, union officials announced late Thursday.

Local 26 Vote
HUDS

Harvard Dining Workers Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract

The union representing Harvard’s dining workers ratified a new five-year contract with the University, securing compensation increases and job protections for current and laid-off employees after months of negotiations.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Race

Harvard School of Public Health Launches New Structural Racism and Health Initiative

Harvard’s François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights launched an initiative to study and address structural racism in public health with a virtual symposium Tuesday.

UNITE HERE Local 26 Dining Workers
HUDS

University, Dining Workers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement After Four Months of Negotiations

After negotiating for four months and engaging a federal mediator, Harvard University and its dining workers union, UNITE HERE Local 26, reached a tentative agreement for a new five-year contract Friday.

HGSU SAV Vote
Front Feature

Two Years, Two Votes: Harvard Student Workers Go to Polls in Strike Authorization Vote

For the second time in two years, members of Harvard’s graduate student union went to the polls Monday — both online and in-person — to decide whether to authorize their Bargaining Committee to call for a strike.

TPS Extension
Politics

TPS Activists Celebrate 15-Month Extension, Continue Fight for Permanent Residency

Labor activists at Harvard have renewed their calls for permanent residency for individuals with Temporary Protected Status after the Department of Homeland Security announced extensions for recipients from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan on Thursday.

UNITE HERE Local 26 Dining Workers
Labor

Harvard Withdraws Proposed Dining Schedules Following Union’s Concerns Over Reduced Hours

On Sept. 1, Harvard withdrew draft schedules it sent to the dining services union UNITE HERE Local 26 the previous month.

HGSU Rally
GSAS

Grad Student Union Rallies For Third-Party Arbitration in Discrimination and Harassment Complaints

Around 150 Harvard graduate students and their supporters rallied in Science Center plaza Friday, calling on Harvard to allow independent arbitration for discrimination and sexual harassment complaints in their second union contract.

Mass Hall in the Spring
Central Administration

‘A Far More Substantial Offer’: Harvard Proposes New Third-Party Arbitration Appeals Process to Grad Student Union

For the first time, Harvard would allow student workers to pursue complaints of discrimination and “abusive or intimidating behavior” through an appeals process that could end in third-party arbitration under its latest contract proposal to its graduate student union Tuesday.

Local 26
HUDS

‘We’re Part of Harvard Too’: Dining Workers' Union Flyers Campus, Concerned Over Proposed Hours Cut

Fearing reductions in the dining staff’s hours in Harvard College’s residential houses, UNITE HERE Local 26, the union representing dining employees at the University, has solicited the support of students through a flyer campaign as undergraduates return to campus.

Striking In the Snow
Central Administration

Harvard Grad Student Union To Hold Strike Authorization Vote Beginning Sept. 13

Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers plans to hold a strike authorization vote beginning Sept. 13 following five months of bargaining for its second contract with Harvard.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Merges Financial Aid and Admissions Teams, Laying Off Seven

The Harvard Kennedy School merged its financial aid and admissions teams in July, laying off five employees in the school’s Student Financial Services department and two in Admissions and Recruitment while creating eight new positions.

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

Harvard Grad Student Union Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against University Over Information Requests

Harvard’s graduate student union filed an unfair labor practice charge against the University with the National Labor Relations Board Monday, alleging Harvard is not bargaining in good faith with the union by withholding necessary information about its unit and relevant University policies.

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