On Labor Day, Union Workers March on Cambridge Common
Over 800 University workers and students marched on Cambridge Common Monday to show support for unionized dining hall workers, custodians, and janitors during their contract negotiations with Harvard, which are ongoing.
Union Says Harvard Violated Contract
SEIU Local 615 has filed a grievance against the University, claiming Harvard is not following the proper protocol for job selection.
Union Protests Schedule Shift
The union that represents the majority of the custodial staff at Harvard has complained to the University that it unfairly changed twenty workers’ hours without consulting the union first.
Students Lobby for University Financial Disclosure
A group of Harvard students is lobbying on behalf of a financial disclosure bill that would increase requirements on the University.
Dining Hall Workers Rally in The Yard
Harvard dining hall workers, students, and Unite HERE members marched through the Yard holding signs and chanting “we want justice” and “union power.”
Dining Hall Workers To Rally in The Square
Yale University dining hall workers and students will join their Harvard counterparts at a meeting for the local chapter of Unite Here to share negotiation strategies they have employed to reach an agreement on their current contract with Yale.
Students, Union Call For Harvard to Divest from HEI
Five workers at a hotel owned by HEI Hotels & Resorts—a corporation in which Harvard has invested—claim that they were unjustly fired after complaining about poor working conditions and cooperating in a California state investigation into the company.
FMO Rehires HSPH Janitors
Harvard Facilities Maintenance Operations, an in-house contractor for building and landscape upkeep, said it plans to continue employing 20 janitors, ...
SLAM Members Meet with Faust
Four members of the Student Labor Action Movement attended Harvard President Drew G. Faust’s office hours yesterday in order to ask for more job protections for workers, greater transparency in the University’s spending, and divestment from HEI Hotels and Resorts—a corporation that some allege violates workers’ rights.
Union Talks Contract Goals
Unite Here Local 26, the Boston-area hospitality union which represents Harvard University Hospitality and Dining Services workers, has kick-started its contract negotiations with the University, launching the fight for what they deem “sustainable jobs” for dining staff.
Schultz Talk Faces Protest
Organizers estimated that 25 to 30 individuals came out to protest Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s talk.
SEIU Starts Contract Campaign
SEIU, the union that includes many Harvard janitors and security guards, officially launched its contract campaign for Harvard security workers on Saturday with a gathering in the Science Center.
Protest Planned for Starbucks CEO
Harvard students, union members, and Starbucks employees from around the country are planning to protest a lecture by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz at Harvard Business School on Friday.
SLAM Calls for Divestment
The Student Labor Action Movement once again called for Harvard University to cease investing in HEI Hotels & Resorts at an event Thursday where an employee of a hotel that is managed by the investment group spoke of a demotion he called unjust.