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  • 2018 Negotiations
    The Union and the University are still too far apart on the most critical negotiations' issues to reach agreement by the October 1 deadline. However, HUCTW negotiators are committed to working as quickly as possible to reach a fair contract.
  • Recognition & Pay
    If you've taken on on additional work beyond your original job description, you may want to explore options for recognition, including extra compensation or a job reclassification.
  • HUCTW Benefits
    We have negotiated three kinds of financial assistance to help employees with the costs of courses inside and outside of Harvard, and other forms of education, as well as strong language to facilitate time away for learning.
  • HUCTW Health Benefits
    Harvard and HUCTW recently negotiated a new version of our copay reimbursement program, which helps members with their annual medical copayment costs if they reach above certain amounts.
  • Harvard Resource
    The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) is offering free legal consultations about Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and other immigration concerns to Harvard community members, including staff.

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“Support Our Negotiations” Events

“Support Our Negotiations” Events


This week (from Oct 1 - Oct 4), HUCTW will be having 12 "Support Our Negotiations" events around campus. We'll have tables set up where you can sign a statement of support for our contract negotiations, pick up HUCTW buttons, stickers, posters (and chocolate!), learn more about what's happening in the talks, and take photos. We'll be at each location from 12:00 - 1:30 and we hope you and your coworkers can drop by for 5 or 10 minutes to show your support for negotiations!

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Contract Negotiations Update

Contract Negotiations Update


The following letter was emailed to all HUCTW members on September 24, 2018. Dear HUCTW Members, HUCTW leaders are writing today to give you an important update on our 2018 contract negotiations with Harvard. Our current contract is set to expire on September 30, 2018 and, unfortunately, we believe it is possible that the negotiations

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Assistance for Staff Immigration Concerns

Assistance for Staff Immigration Concerns


The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) offers free legal consultations about Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and other immigration concerns to Harvard community members (including staff). To schedule an appointment with immigration staff attorney Jason Corral or social worker Liala Buoniconti, please contact Nilce Maldonado at 617-495-6648 or [email protected]

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When’s Your Next Raise?

When’s Your Next Raise?


The last negotiated salary increase for HUCTW members was delivered on October 1 2017. That increase was part of a three-year contract, which began on October 1, 2015 and continues until September 30, 2018. This means our next salary increase should take place on October 1, 2018. As Harvard and HUCTW are still in contract negotiations, we don't yet know how much our next salary increase will be, or how many years the new contract will cover.

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25 Years of Solidarity

HUCTW is approximately five-thousand Harvard employees of diverse backgrounds, ages, talents, and opinions. Our work supports the teaching and research at Harvard, in libraries and museums, in labs, in offices, and out in the world. Some of us are on our way to graduate school; others of us are making our careers here. We are parents, artists, students, and more. Although we may hold different views and speak in many voices, we speak together as a Union for the things that matter to us: pay and benefits, and also flexibility, work-life balance, and self-determination in the workplace.

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