• Contract Negotiations
    Negotiators and members efforts inside and outside of the negotiating room have helped us to make progress in HUCTW pay negotiations, but we need your help to reach a fair agreement.
  • 2022 Contract Negotiations
    Send a letter to the leaders of your school or department and let them know how inflation has impacted you and why you need a fair raise!
  • December 6 & 7
    Congratulations to the winners of the union-wide officer races and the regional FAS Arts Executive Board race in HUCTW's 2022 Annual Election!
  • 2022 Contract Negotiations
    The Cambridge City Council passed a unanimous resolution supporting HUCTW negotiations and our fight for a fair raise. It was sponsored by the Mayor and other Council members and was delivered to President Bacow.
  • 2022 Contract Negotiations
    On October 24, 2022, the HUCTW sent the Statement of Support for a Fair Raise to 65 deans and senior University leaders. The Statement was signed by more than 3,500 members of our union and more than 800 friends in Harvard the community!

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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 & Activities, February 2023

Negotiations Update & Activities, February 2023


As mentioned in our communication earlier in January, there has been some progress in HUCTW’s pay negotiations with Harvard, but management’s salary increase offers still do not provide strong enough inflation protection. University offers for the 2022 raise are still less than most of the average 2022 pay increases of other private or unionized employers. To reach a fair pay agreement, it is critical that HUCTW members work together to keep up creative and constructive pressure on Harvard administrators. We want to encourage members to take part in the following upcoming negotiation support activities.

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Negotiations Update: January 2023

Negotiations Update: January 2023


Negotiators' efforts and strong HUCTW community pressure outside of the negotiating room (combined with assistance from a skilled mediator) have helped recently to move our pay negotiations in a better direction, but there is more to be done. Harvard has heavily focused on how its salary offers compare with other employers, arguing that management proposals are highly competitive. HUCTW negotiators have provided Harvard with data that we believe shows that many US employers are delivering 2022 raises above Harvard's offers. HUCTW members and leaders will need to maintain and increase constructive pressure on University administrators to reach a fair raise program.

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Cambridge City Council Resolution Supporting HUCTW

Cambridge City Council Resolution Supporting HUCTW


In November, Cambridge City Council passed a resolution supporting HUCTW negotiations and our fight for a fair raise. The resolution was sponsored by Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Councillor E. Denise Simmons, Councillor Marc C. McGovern, and Councillor Burhan Azeem and was adopted unanimously by the Council. The Council has delivered a copy of the resolution to President Lawrence Bacow and Harvard’s Director of Government & Community Relations, Tom Lucey. The full text can be viewed on the Cambridge City Council website.

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Negotiations Update: Stand-Outs and Mediation

Negotiations Update: Stand-Outs and Mediation


Thank you to the many hundreds of HUCTW members and friends who joined their coworkers in our fight for a fair raise at four HUCTW Stand-Outs on October 26 and November 1! The events were tremendous showing of HUCTW members' strength and solidarity across the campus!  Thanks to all who took part, and special thanks to Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Boston City Councilor Liz Breadon, and Cambridge City Council members Marc McGovern, Denise Simmons, Paul Toner, and Quinton Zondervan for coming out to support HUCTW members in our contract fight!

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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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