• HUCTW Negotiations
    HUCTW and Harvard have reached a Tentative Agreement for a new, three-year contract. We have created a detailed summary of the Agreement, describing all agreed-upon changes and policies.
  • Your Commute
    Check out the Harvard-HUCTW inclement weather policy, as well as the contract language on flexible schedules and working from home, to help you make your commuting decisions during winter weather.
  • HUCTW Negotiations
    The Tentative Agreement for a new Harvard-HUCTW contract includes three years of salary increases. The Union has prepared a downloadable Excel Salary Increase Calculator so that you can calculate your salary increase for 2018.
  • 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.
  • Recognition
    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
    The HUCTW Transportation Fund provides a partial reimbursement for eligible transportation expenses twice a year. The next round of awards will help with costs incurred between July and December of this year. Deadline: January 16, 2019.

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Recognition

Extra Compensation

Have you taken on additional responsibilities beyond your original job description? You may want to explore options for recognition, including extra compensation or a job reclassification. Learn more!

News & Events

Contingent Work Policies: An Explainer

Contingent Work Policies: An Explainer


The new three-year Agreement between HUCTW and Harvard, in the process of being finalized this month, includes significant changes in policies governing the employment of contingent workers at the University. The following document, Regular Benefits for Regular Work: An “Explainer” About Contingent Work Policies from HUCTW (PDF), is meant to provide background information that will help Union members, managers, and friends in the community understand the issues under discussion, the scope of the problem, and the goals of the new policy framework that will be coming into effect in a few months.

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HUCTW Contract Ratification Vote & Annual Election

HUCTW Contract Ratification Vote & Annual Election


This year’s December Election will include a Ratification vote on our new proposed Harvard-HUCTW Contract, as well as an election for HUCTW Executive Board seats and HUCTW Representative seats! Our contracts are ratified by a simple majority vote. A detailed summary of the contract, as well as a salary increase calculator, can be found on the HUCTW website. The Notice of Election mailed to Members’ homes last month; a copy may be viewed on the following page.

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Detailed Summary of Tentative Agreement

Detailed Summary of Tentative Agreement


Our Union and the University initialed a Tentative Agreement for a new, three-year contract in October. The following is a Detailed Summary of the Tentative Agreement, which provides specific details of all agreed-upon changes and policies in the Tentative Agreement (TA). The TA will only be considered final and implemented when it has been approved by the members of HUCTW in a contract ratification vote, on December 4. In the lead-up to the election, there will be lunchtime Union meetings (for discussion of the TA) taking place across the campus. You will be invited to one near you by email.

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Salary Increase Calculator

Salary Increase Calculator


The Tentative Agreement for a new Harvard-HUCTW contract includes three years of salary increases. The Union has prepared a downloadable Excel Salary Increase Calculator so that you can calculate your salary increase for 2018. In order calculate your 2018 raise, you will need to fill in the four blue fields in at the top of the Calculator, indicating your current annual salary, salary grade, hours in your regular weekly schedule, and approximate length of service.

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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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