• December 10
    HUCTW will be holding an election for some key union leadership positions on Tuesday, December 10. Find a voting location near you!
  • 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.
  • Benefits
    Harvard HR has mailed you information previewing two new health benefit changes for 2020. HUCTW leaders have written the following letter to explain the changes in more detail.
  • Resources
    The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) is offering free legal consultations and social service support to those in the Harvard community with immigration concerns.
  • Raise Program
    HUCTW members will see the full impact of the Oct 1 raise in their Oct 25 paychecks. Use our salary increase calculator to figure out your particular increase.
  • Benefits
    Confused about Harvard's new tax on Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) benefits? The following page might help answer some of your questions!

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HUCTW Election: December 10

HUCTW Election: December 10


The HUCTW election for HUCTW Officers, Union Executive Board Positions, and Local Union Representatives will take place on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at numerous voting locations across Harvard. You need to be an HUCTW member in order to vote and and you must bring a photo ID. You can vote at any ballot location. If you have not yet signed a membership card, you may do so at any time, including at the polls on December 10th.

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Update on 2020 Health Insurance Changes

Update on 2020 Health Insurance Changes


In preparation for the 2020 Benefits Open Enrollment period (October 23 – November 6, 2019), Harvard Human Resources has mailed a postcard to all University employees previewing two new health benefit changes for 2020. HUCTW leaders are writing the following note in order to explain the changes in more detail, describe our Union’s role in discussions around the changes, and offer reassurance that the changes should not have significant impact on Union members. There are two changes discussed in the letter – the first one applies to HUCTW members and the second one does not apply to HUCTW members.

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Your 2019 Salary Increase

Your 2019 Salary Increase


We want to remind you that the next pay raise for HUCTW members will be delivered on October 1, 2019. You need to have been on the payroll for a full year as of October 1, 2019 to be eligible for the full 2019 raise. The average member (which is someone who earns approximately $60,000 and has more than one year of service) will receive about a 3.5% salary increase to their base pay. You can use a downloadable (Excel) salary calculator below to determine your estimated salary increase for 2019. Members with less than a year of service will receive pro-rated increases of 1% or 2%, depending on their months of service.

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HUCTW-HUECU Financial Wellness Series

HUCTW-HUECU Financial Wellness Series


In partnership with HUCTW, Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) is hosting a series of financial wellness workshops for HUCTW members on a variety of practical financial topics throughout the year. Workshops will be held in both Cambridge and Longwood. Next in our series of in-person/webinar workshops is “Building Your Budget," focusing on the finances of home ownership  Come with your questions, and learn more about strategies to plan for a down payment, closing costs, and moving expenses. Sign up on the following page. You can participate in-person (in Longwood or Cambridge) or online.

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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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