Harvard Hires Construction VP
Mark R. Johnson, a veteran Harvard administrator, has been named Harvard’s new vice president for Capital Planning and Project Management, a position created this summer to consolidate several planning offices that oversee Harvard’s construction efforts, University officials announced yesterday.
Solis Defends Worker Dignity
U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis said that her department has launched a new initiative to improve the working conditions of manual laborers.
Employees, SLAM Protest on Behalf of Fired Worker
Wearing green union T-shirts and white “REHIRE JOAN” stickers, about 30 Harvard employees, students, and community members staged a rally yesterday evening protesting the termination of Joan Frankel, a former University employee of 25 years.
Boston Medical Center Announces Layoffs
Boston Medical Center announced in a statement released Monday that it would lay off 119 staff members in order to make up for a projected $175 million loss due to “dramatic changes in Medicaid reimbursements.”
Union Negotiations Made "Challenging" By Fiscal Situation
The University’s difficult financial situation rendered contract negotiations between the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers and University management particularly challenging in the past year, according to leaders of both parties.
HUCTW Sets Two-Year Contract With University
The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers reached a tentative two-year contract agreement with the University on Wednesday morning, marking the first time in the union’s 22-year history that it has not settled upon a three-year agreement.
A Tale of Two Worlds
Having lived his whole life on the same side of North Harvard Street in Allston, former Harvard employee Robert W. Alexander takes pride in his neighborhood.
Staffers Time Protest With Commencement Events
As the families of graduating seniors and members of the classes of 1960, 1975, and 1985 strolled around Harvard Square, a group of about 30 University employees, students, and sympathetic locals gathered outside the Holyoke Center yesterday evening to protest layoffs and the alleged abuse of temporary workers at Harvard.
Talk of the Union: Learning From the Past
Crippled by mass layoffs last summer, the Harvard Union of Clerical Technical Workers enters this year’s round of contract negotiations with squared shoulders.
Union, Harvard Aim for Openness
In a joint statement issued on Monday afternoon, the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers and the University announced the topics currently being discussed in negotiations in an effort to maintain a sense of transparency in the process, according to HUCTW Director Bill Jaeger.
Workers Advocates March on Yard
Strumming a banjo and guitar, two Harvard undergraduates led a band of 30 through Harvard Yard yesterday afternoon, stopping at ...
AFL-CIO President Emeritus John Sweeney introduces current AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka at the IOP forum yesterday evening.
Campus art productions throw into sharp relief the inability of art to embody labor, particularly on a campus where so few are involved in manual labor.
Union Rebounds After Cuts
A week earlier, Harvard had announced that it would lay off 275 employees from across the University following a tumultuous semester of administering cuts to student life and capital projects as well as an early retirement incentive program for staff.
Stress of 2009 Staff Cuts Lingers in FAS
Staff members across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences are reporting varying degrees of recovery from last year’s sweeping reductions in staff positions.