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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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Local 26 Vote
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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
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Local 26 Vote 2

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

Local 26 Vote
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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.

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.

Freshman Survey 3 Graphic
College

Freshmen Split on Defunding Police, Other Hot-Button Political Issues

This third installment of The Crimson’s four-part survey of the Class of 2025 examines their beliefs on politics, religion, and Harvard issues, as well as aspects of their lifestyle, such as sex, drugs, mental health counseling, and technology.

HGSU Rally
HUDS

Student Labor Action Committee Holds Teach-in To Mobilize Undergrads

Members from the dining services employees union UNITE HERE Local 26, Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers, and Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers spoke about their respective issues at the teach-in. All three unions are currently in contract negotiations with the University.

HGSU Rally
GSAS

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.

Lydia Edwards HGSU Rally
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Lydia Edwards HGSU Rally

Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards speaks at a rally for Harvard's graduate student union on Friday.

Mass Hall in the Spring
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.

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