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Meimei Xu

Crimson staff writer Meimei Xu can be reached at meimei.xu@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @meimeixu7.

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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.

HMS Dean Daley State of the School Address
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HMS Dean Daley State of the School Address

Harvard Medical School George Q. Daley '82 delivered this year's State of the School address Tuesday, reviewing the School's work during the Covid-19 pandemic and its future priorities.

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Harvard Medical School

HMS Dean Outlines Financial, Institutional Goals in State of the School Address

Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley ’82 lauded HMS faculty, affiliates, students, and staff for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic and reiterated institutional values in his State of the School address over Zoom Tuesday.

Strike Vote Count
Unionization

Strike Vote Count

Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers’ Elections Committee members counted paper ballots for the union’s strike authorization vote Thursday night.

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

Local 26 Vote

Members of Harvard's dining employees union, UNITE HERE Local 26, vote on whether to ratify the union's tentative agreement with the University Thursday in the Smith Campus Center.

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.

Local 26 Vote 2
HUDS

Local 26 Vote 2

The vote on whether or not to ratify Local 26's new contract ended Thursday evening.

Union-Rally
College

Five Unions, Five Contracts: Unions Rally for Contracts and Benefits

More than 120 members and supporters of five Harvard unions at various stages of contract negotiations with the University jointly rallied for contracts and benefits in front of the John Harvard statue in Harvard Yard Tuesday, chanting, “What do we want? Contracts! When do we want them? Now!”

Union-Rally
Unionization

Union-Rally

More than 120 members from five Harvard unions and their supporters attended the rally in front of the John Harvard statue in Harvard Yard Tuesday.

Shopping Week Rally
College

After Undergrads Rally for Shopping Week, Teaching Fellows Reiterate Job Uncertainty Concerns

Earlier this month, a petition gained more than 1,300 signatures in support of shopping week, the system in which students browse courses the first week of class prior to registering. Students rallied to preserve shopping week last Tuesday, marking the first day of voting in the referendum.

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
Immigration

TPS Extension

Doris Reina-Landaverde, a custodian and one of the co-founders of the Harvard TPS Coalition, paints a sign in preparation for the Sept. 20 National TPS Alliance march in Washington D.C.

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.

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