• HUCTW Contract
    The next pay raise for HUCTW members will be delivered on October 1, 2017. You can use our downloadable (Excel) salary calculator to determine your exact raise for 2017.
  • Harvard Works Because We Do
    The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers is Harvard’s largest union, made up of over 5000 members in diverse roles across the University.
  • 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.
  • Our Funds
    The Childcare Fund helps HUCTW parents with the cost of childcare incurred during working hours, for children ages 0 – 12. The application is now available.
  • 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.
  • Our Contract
    Many HUCTW staff members across Harvard negotiate flexible work arrangements with their supervisors. This is supported and encouraged by the Harvard-HUCTW contract.

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When is Your Next HUCTW Raise?

When is Your Next HUCTW Raise?


The next pay raise for HUCTW members will be delivered on October 1, 2017. You need to have been on the payroll for a full year as of October 1, 2017 to be eligible for the full 2017 raise. The average member (who earns $56,000 and has more than one year of service) will receive a 3.4% salary increase to their base pay. You can use our downloadable (Excel) salary calculator below to determine your exact raise for 2017.

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Childcare Fund Application Now Available

Childcare Fund Application Now Available


Harvard and HUCTW created the Childcare Fellowship to support working families. It is a need-based fund that helps HUCTW members with the costs of childcare incurred during the calendar year. The 2018 Fellowship helps with childcare costs incurred between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. The awards are determined based on your household income and the cost of your care. Childcare fellowships cover only a portion of the childcare costs for each applicant. All eligible applicants who apply on time will receive an award. The application is now available on our site, and is due on September 22, 2017.

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Overtime: Cash or Comp Time?

Overtime: Cash or Comp Time?


If you’ve worked overtime before, you probably know that overtime pay is calculated differently depending on whether the total number of hours you work in a week is under or over 40 hours. What you might not know is that any overtime hours you work up to 40 hours in a week can either be paid to you as cash or as time off ("comp time"). You can’t be required to take the pay as comp time -- that choice always rests with you -- and this is laid out in the HUCTW contract. Learn more about this policy, and about how overtime works in general, on the following page.

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Negotiating a Flexible Schedule

Negotiating a Flexible Schedule


Many HUCTW staff members across Harvard negotiate flexible work arrangements with their supervisors. This is supported by the Harvard-HUCTW contract. On the following page, you will find our contract language on flexibility in the workplace, including examples of flex schedules at Harvard. You'll also find the language on unpaid meal time (which some members use to create a flexible schedule). HUCTW organizers are happy to help you strategize about how to discuss flexible schedule arrangements with your supervisor.

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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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