• Support a Fair Contract
    On September 19, 21, 27, and 29, HUCTW will be holding twelve "Support Our Negotiations" visibility events around campus. Tables will be open 12:00 - 2:00 each of those four days. Come to any of the events and bring your coworkers!
  • 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 2023 Fund: October 7.
  • 2022 Contract Negotiations
    HUCTW leaders want to update you on what’s been happening at the negotiating table. Discussions are progressing steadily, but we anticipate challenges ahead. Our Union will need strong, broad-based, visible support from our members to help push through those challenges.
  • 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.
  • 2022 Contract Negotiations
    Our 40-year high inflation rate will be an important factor in negotiations. University & Union negotiators asked Harvard economists Jason Furman & Larry Katz to help give us a better understanding of recent price increases and to hear their inflation predictions for 2022 - 2025.

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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: Visiblity

Negotiations Update: Visiblity


HUCTW leaders have been in negotiations since late spring and we want to update you on what’s been happening at the negotiating table lately. Discussions have been progressing at a steady pace, however we anticipate challenges ahead, particularly in the area of pay increases. Our Union will need strong, broad-based, visible support from our members to help push through those challenges. We’ll be inviting you to take part in some visibility activities to support contract negotiations around campus soon, but in the meantime one easy way that you can show your support for HUCTW negotiations is by putting up HUCTW posters and Zoom backgrounds in your workspace.

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HUSPMGU to Merge with HUCTW

HUSPMGU to Merge with HUCTW


You may recall that earlier this year HUCTW asked for your support in our efforts to bring members of the Harvard University Security, Parking, and Museum Guards Union (HUSPMGU) into our union. The negotiation process with the University around this goal was long and difficult, but we're extremely pleased to announce that we were able to reach an agreement with Harvard on the merger. In recent weeks the members of HUSPMGU voted and ratified that agreement to join HUCTW. This group of approximately 80 members has been striving to become HUCTW members for over six years and that goal will become a reality as of October 1 this year.

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Negotiations Update: Inflation

Negotiations Update: Inflation


As our negotiations get started this month, one extremely important factor in the talks is our 40-year high inflation rates. With this in mind, the University and the Union asked Harvard economists, Jason Furman and Lawrence Katz, to share their insights and forecasts around price inflation, wage growth in the U.S., and the U.S. labor market in a presentation to HUCTW and Harvard negotiators and leaders earlier this month. Learn more about what to expect in the following letter.

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Our 2022 Contract Negotiations

Our 2022 Contract Negotiations


Our current Agreement with Harvard has a one-year term and is set to expire on September 30, 2022. This means we need to begin planning our next round of contract negotiations with the University now in order to have a new Agreement in place by October 1. Negotiating a contract that will determine our salary increases, enhancements in programs and benefits, and other key policies for the next several years is an exciting prospect, but it is also a challenging one that will require significant participation from HUCTW members to achieve the best contract possible. 

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Over 30 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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