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  • 30 Years of Progress
    On May 17, 1988, staff in Harvard’s labs, libraries, offices, and clinics voted to form the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW)!
  • HUCTW Update
    HUCTW's 2018 Contract Negotiations with Harvard have started. Learn more about how members can stay involved and informed.
  • HUECU Seminars
    In partnership with HUCTW, Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) will host a series of Financial Wellness Workshops for HUCTW members on a variety of financial topics throughout the year.
  • 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.
  • HUCTW Contract
    The Harvard-HUCTW contract allows members to negotiate additional salary increases, outside of the annual HUCTW raises.
  • HUCTW Benefits
    HUCTW and Harvard University Employee Credit Union (HUECU) offer three types of 0% interest loans to help members with costs of (1) renting or moving into a new home, (2) moving into a purchased home, or (3) home owner emergencies.

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Happy 30th Birthday, HUCTW!

Happy 30th Birthday, HUCTW!


On May 17, 1988 -- 30 years ago today -- staff in Harvard’s labs, libraries, offices, and clinics voted to form the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW). These 3,400 members banded together in order to have a strong, collective voice in the decisions that affected their working lives. But they also recognized that their distinct contributions and talents were integral to fulfilling the University’s mission, and that by strengthening employees’ individual voices in the workplace, they were building a stronger, more vibrant Harvard.

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Negotiating Additional Raises

Negotiating Additional Raises


The Harvard-HUCTW contract allows members to negotiate additional salary increases, outside of the annual HUCTW raises. The contract indicates that additional raises can be granted to HUCTW members at anytime. If you'd like to strategize about how to approach this conversation with your supervisor, please reach out to an HUCTW organizer or write to [email protected]

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HUECU Financial Wellness Workshop Series

HUECU Financial Wellness Workshop Series


This popular series is back! In partnership with HUCTW, Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) will host a series of Financial Wellness Workshops for HUCTW members on a variety of financial topics throughout the year. Workshops will be held in both Cambridge and Longwood, and more workshops will be added later for the summer and fall. Check out the initial spring offerings on the following page!

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HUCTW Update: 2018 Contract Negotiations

HUCTW Update: 2018 Contract Negotiations


The start of 2018 also marks the start of a new round of contract negotiations between Harvard and HUCTW! As most of you know, these important negotiations determine our salary increases, any benefit changes, and other key policies and programs for the next several years. Our current contract with Harvard expires on September 30, 2018, so now is the time to start planning for a new round of talks.

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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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