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March 31, 2020 Deadline

March 31, 2020 is an important deadline for three programs: (1) Healthcare Copay Reimbursement (2) Childcare & Healthcare FSA Reimbursement (3) Fitness Reimbursement. These programs assist with expenses from the 2019 calendar year.

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Peter Berry

Peter Berry


We're sad to share the news that our HUCTW office colleague and friend, Peter Berry, passed away from an aggressive cancer on March 9, 2020. Peter worked at Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum for 16 years before joining the staff of HUCTW in 2010 as an Organizer, working with Union members and University leaders across the campus. He was a quiet leader who nurtured the self-advocacy of others and modeled a union organizer’s most important skill: listening. His wonderful wit, modesty, and attention to detail appeared in everything he did -- his union organizing, his ceramic artwork, and the house he built with the help of his loving parents and his life partner of 36 years, Andy.

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Coronavirus Information for HUCTW Members

Coronavirus Information for HUCTW Members


As of now, Harvard is still asking all healthy union and non-union staff to work as normal. HUCTW leaders want to ensure that members experience no loss in pay as a result of Harvard’s response to the Coronavirus and that all members have access to adequate sick time for themselves or affected loved ones. We also recognize that HUCTW members work in hundreds of diverse jobs across Harvard with unique health needs and family commitments, so very different questions may arise for individual members depending on their personal circumstances. HUCTW leaders are available to help you work through any workplace concerns or questions that may arise.

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March 31 Deadline for Reimbursement Programs

March 31 Deadline for Reimbursement Programs


March 31, 2020 is an important deadline for three reimbursement programs open to HUCTW members: (1) Healthcare Copay Reimbursement, which helps HUCTW members with their annual medical copayment costs if they reach above certain amounts (2) Childcare & Healthcare FSA Reimbursements, which allows staff to set aside money from their paychecks pre-tax in order to pay for childcare expenses or healthcare expenses. (3) Fitness Reimbursement, where our healthcare insurers (HUGHP and Harvard Pilgrim) will reimburse members for up to $150 in membership fees for qualifying health clubs and gyms.

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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. The next workshop is entitled "Dump Your Debt!" Learn about repayment strategies to help minimize the chance of rebounding back into debt, save you money, and help improve your overall finances. The seminar will take place twice, once in Cambridge and once in Longwood. Members can also participate remotely via webinar.

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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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