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.
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We are pleased to announce that the new HUCTW Contract, covering the period between October 1, 2022 until June 30, 2026, has been ratified, with 89% of members who took part voting yes to ratify! The final vote tally is 3762 ‘yes’ votes and 466 ‘no’ votes. 85% of all eligible voters cast ballots in this election. Thank you to everyone who voted!The Harvard payroll office will begin processing the pay package now and we believe the first raise will be applied in the June 16, 2023 paycheck, along with delivery of the $1,400 bonus and the lump sum covering the value of the raise on regular pay from October 1, 2022 until the raise implementation date.Read More
HUCTW leaders are happy to announce that Union and University negotiators have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract covering the period between October 1, 2022 and June 30, 2026. We have sent a comprehensive document containing the full details of the tentative agreement to all members, as well as some key highlights. There will be an online contract ratification vote via electronic ballot from Tuesday, May 30 to Wednesday, May 31. A majority of the HUCTW members who take part in voting must vote “Yes” for this tentative agreement to take effect. HUCTW leaders are strongly recommending a “Yes” vote.Read More
As you saw from our open letter last week, we have not yet reached agreement with Harvard on a pay program. We are writing to let you know about upcoming & recent events that we hope will help negotiations reach a fair conclusion as soon as possible! HUCTW will be having a rally for a fair raise in Cambridge during commencement week on May 24 from 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm. Details to follow. Please save the date and time! We also recently received fantastic statements of support from elected officials for HUCTW members & our fight for a fair raise, including new statements from: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts State Senator Pat Jehlen, Malden Mayor Gary Christenson, City Councilor At-Large Willie Burnley Jr. & the entire Somerville City Council!Read More
As you likely saw last week, Harvard Vice President for HR, Manuel Cuevas-Trisán released a statement on behalf of University administrators regarding Harvard-HUCTW negotiations around pay increases for our 5,000 members. As the letter suggests, the parties have made good progress in some important policy areas, but remain too far apart to reach agreement yet on a pay increase program. We have had positive discussions with University leaders towards reaching an agreement in recent weeks so we were disappointed to see the University’s letter to the community on Friday. Although we had not planned on sending out an open letter, we feel the need to respond to statements made in the University's communication.Read More