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Cara J. Chang

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‘An Important Breakthrough on Both Sides’: Grad Student Union Concedes Demand for Title IX Third-Party Arbitration

In a bargaining session a week before its Wednesday strike deadline, Harvard’s graduate student union conceded its demand for third-party arbitration of gender- and sex-based harassment and discrimination claims.

Strike Duration Graphic

Labor Experts Say Grad Student Union’s Impending Three-Day Strike Duration Is Unsurprising

As the threat of a three-day graduate student strike looms over campus, labor experts said it is fairly common for unions to strike for short periods.

Harvard Office of Labor and Employee Relations

Harvard Clerical and Technical Workers Reach One-Year Tentative Agreement With University

After five months of negotiations, Harvard’s clerical and technical workers union, which represents more than 5,000 workers as the University’s largest union, reached a one-year tentative agreement with the University Wednesday.

Custodian Intraunion Rally

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.

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.

Strike Vote Count

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

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.

UNITE HERE Local 26 Dining Workers

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.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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.

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

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

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

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.

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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

‘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.