• September/October 2021
    Read the latest news on HUCTW’s 2021 Negotiations with Harvard. Our Union’s contract negotiations with the University determine our pay program, our benefits, and other important policies and programs.
  • Member Benefits
    The HUCTW Childcare Fund application is now open! This fund helps HUCTW union members with childcare costs incurred during the calendar year. Deadline for 2022 Fund: October 12, 2021
  • Member Benefits
    HUCTW and Harvard University Employee Credit Union (HUECU) offer 0% interest loans of up to $3,500 to help members with the initial costs of renting a new home, including costs such as first and last month's rent or moving trucks.
  • 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.
  • Employment Status
    There are some positive updates for HUCTW members who are working remotely outside of Massachusetts due to COVID-19 campus and state restrictions.

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HUCTW Solidarity

Black Lives Matter

HUCTW stands in solidarity with protesters in the urgent fight for racial justice, equality, and human rights. As human beings, and as advocates for economic and social justice, we must commit to the eradication of racism in our communities, our country, and the wider world.

News & Events

Negotiations Update

Negotiations Update


HUCTW negotiators are writing today to give you an important update on our 2021 contract negotiations with Harvard. Our current agreement expires on September 30, 2021, and Union leaders have been in negotiations with University representatives every week since May to reach agreement on a new contract. Negotiations are progressing well, and with more intensive meetings scheduled in the next few weeks, we hope to be able to share news of a tentative resolution with you soon. At that time, Union negotiators will send out a detailed summary of the tentative agreement and HUCTW members will be asked to vote yes or no on ratifying the agreement.

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Childcare Fund Deadline: October 12, 2021

Childcare Fund Deadline: October 12, 2021


The HUCTW Childcare Fellowship need-based fund that helps HUCTW members with the costs of childcare incurred during the calendar year. The 2022 Fellowship helps with childcare costs incurred between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022. The awards are determined based on your household income and the cost of your care. The deadline for the 2022 Childcare Fund is October 12, 2021. Apply on our website.

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Asking for Compensation for Extra Work

Asking for Compensation for Extra Work


During the or before the pandemic, you may have taken on additional work beyond your original job description. If your workload or your level of responsibility has grown substantially, you may want to explore options for recognition, including extra compensation or a job reclassification. Maybe your job has evolved over time, or your supervisor has asked you to take on additional duties. Or perhaps you are filling in for a colleague or supervisor who has retired or left their job. Our contract describes a number of ways that a member can be compensated for extra work, depending on his/her situation.

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For Members Working Outside Massachusetts

For Members Working Outside Massachusetts


We want to update you on some positive developments for HUCTW members who are working remotely outside of Massachusetts due to COVID-19 campus and state restrictions. As you know, the majority of HUCTW members have been working remotely (teleworking) during the pandemic. Some of you are working outside of Massachusetts because your homes are outside of Massachusetts, or because you are temporarily living with family or friends in other states, or for other reasons.

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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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