Student Labor Action Movement members hung signs from freshman dormitories and handed out fliers that championed workers’ rights.
A delegation of almost ten Harvard Divinitiy School custodians went to the school’s building manager on Thursday to protest what they are calling “unnecessary” cuts in the number of hours worked by the custodial staff.
Dining hall workers voted in a new five-year contract with the University on Monday night, after discord regarding workers at Harvard Business School caused the union to delay the contract vote from last Monday for fear that the workers would vote it down.
The alleged practices at the Law School, according to a letter signed by custodial workers, include unfairly firing longtime workers and requiring workers who speak Spanish to learn English.
With the likelihood of a strike by Harvard security guards increasing, the student body is voicing mixed reactions: while some students say the strike would leave them feeling vulnerable, others say that it would not affect their daily life.
Over 200 Harvard security guards signed a petition affirming that they are willing to strike if key issues are not resolved.
A Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 615 delegation of nine Harvard Law School custodians went to Dean Martha L. Minow’s office on Friday afternoon to ask for an investigation into new, allegedly discriminatory management practices toward workers.