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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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More