• Benefits
    The HUCTW Childcare Fund application is now open! This fund helps HUCTW union members with childcare costs incurred during the calendar year. The deadline to apply for the 2021 Fund is September 30, 2020.
  • October 1 Raise
    The next pay raise for HUCTW members will be delivered on October 1, 2020! You need to have been on the payroll for one full year as of October 1, 2020 to be eligible for the full 2020 raise.
  • COVID-19 News
    Updates on HUCTW’s discussions with Harvard leaders about protecting members & protecting jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Depdendent Care Benefit
    Learn about the new paid time-off benefit for staff with dependents, and read a summary of the HUCTW caregiver survey.
  • Solidarity
    HUCTW stands in solidarity with protesters and with Black Lives Matter in the urgent fight for racial justice, equality, and human rights.
  • 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.

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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

New Caregiver Program & Survey Update

New Caregiver Program & Survey Update


We want to follow-up on the survey we sent out to HUCTW parents and caregivers on August 19. Thank you to the 600+ members with dependents who took part! The data and stories you provided have been extremely helpful in our ongoing discussions with Harvard, helping to illustrate some of the many challenges facing HUCTW members during the COVID-19 pandemic for the University. To this end, we want to make sure that you saw the message sent out by Harvard Human Resources yesterday (9/21) announcing the creation of a new, temporary paid time off benefit for Harvard staff with dependents. We also wanted to provide you with a summary of the survey results.

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Making a Plan for Voting

Making a Plan for Voting


Tuesday, September 22, is National Voter Registration Day and we want to provide you with some important dates and links so that you and your family members can make sure you have a plan to vote in the upcoming election. Have you made your plan to vote in the November 3rd election? Will you (1) vote by mail, (2) vote in-person early, or (3) vote in-person on election day? Massachusetts mailed vote-by-mail applications to residents, but if you still need one, you can download a PDF application on the Secretary of State's website. Massachusetts recommends that you request it as soon as possible, but not later than October 20.

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Salary Increase Calculator

Salary Increase Calculator


The next pay raise for HUCTW members will be delivered on October 1, 2020. You need to have been on the payroll for one full year as of October 1, 2020 to be eligible for the full 2020 raise. The average member (which is someone who earns approximately $61,500 and has at least 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 2020. Members with less than one year of service will receive pro-rated increases of 1% or 2%, depending on their months of service.

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Coronavirus Information for HUCTW Members

Coronavirus Information for HUCTW Members


As you saw in the latest communication from Harvard administrators about the fall semester, most Harvard staff members will continue to work from home until the end of the calendar year in order to maintain low campus density. Some Harvard staff members whose work requires them to be on site have been asked to return to campus. HUCTW and Harvard have agreed that members who work on campus more than four hours a week will be tested for COVID-19 on a recurring basis.

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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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