• September 21
    HUCTW & four of our sibling unions are negotiating contracts with Harvard in 2021. Join us on Tuesday 9/21 as we rally together for strong contracts at Science Center Plaza. It's outdoors & there is plenty of room for social distancing!
  • Member 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 2022 Fund is October 12, 2021
  • July 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Featured Content

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

Childcare Fund Deadline: October 21, 2021

Childcare Fund Deadline: October 21, 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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Negotiations Update: July 2021

Negotiations Update: July 2021


This is an update 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. With our current three-year contract expiring on September 30, 2021, HUCTW leaders started preparing for negotiations in March—surveying and meeting with members throughout the spring—and then began our initial discussions with Harvard representatives in late May.

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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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Important TAP Deadline: July 16

Important TAP Deadline: July 16


We want to remind you of an important upcoming deadlines (July 16) for those of you who are using the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for Harvard graduate-level classes during the summer 2021 semester.  As you may know, Harvard is now withholding tax for graduate-level tuition benefits that meet certain criteria. This tax can add up to a substantial amount of money withheld from your paycheck, so if you are taking a Harvard class for graduate credit this semester, it is important that you read this entire message.

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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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