• HUCTW Funds
    The official deadline for the 2019 Childcare Fund has passed, but we keep a small pool of money set aside for late applications. These are due March 1, 2019.
  • Contract Negotiations
    At the end of 2018, HUCTW members voted to ratify a new, three-year contract. Union leaders have created a detailed summary of the Agreement, describing all agreed-upon changes and policies.
  • Your Commute
    Concerned about your winter commute? Check out our contract language with Harvard on inclement weather and working from home.
  • Your Benefits
    March 31, 2019 is a key deadline for four benefit programs, including copayment reimbursement, FSA reimbursement, fitness reimbursement, and bike commuter reimbursement.
  • Career Development
    In order to promote internal career growth and networking, all of Harvard’s HR offices are offering informational interviews on the third Thursday of the month. Learn more and sign up on the Harvard HR website.

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Why Am I In a “Clerical and Technical” Union?

Why Am I In a “Clerical and Technical” Union?


Our Union's name speaks to our origins: most of the members who founded HUCTW were lab assistants, library assistants, and secretaries. But over time HUCTW has expanded to include hundreds of unique jobs! Our members are coordinators who travel the world running Harvard's executive ed programs, they are gardeners and arborists who care for rare plants in Harvard’s woodlands and gardens, and they are grant managers who facilitate Harvard's scientific research, just to name a few! These jobs don't necessarily fit within the constraints of “clerical and technical”, but many unions grow over time.

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Negotiating a Flexible Schedule

Negotiating a Flexible Schedule


Many HUCTW staff members across Harvard negotiate flexible work arrangements with their supervisors. This is supported by the Harvard-HUCTW contract. On the following page, you will find our contract language on flexibility in the workplace, including examples of flex schedules at Harvard. You'll also find the language on unpaid meal time (which some members use to create a flexible schedule). HUCTW organizers are happy to help you strategize about how to discuss flexible schedule arrangements with your supervisor.

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Detailed Summary of New Contract

Detailed Summary of New Contract


On December 4, 2018, HUCTW members voted to ratify a new contract covering the period from December 5, 2018 to September 30, 2021. The following is a Detailed Summary of the 2018 - 2021 Agreement, which provides specific details of all agreed-upon changes. These changes will be incorporated into two books -- the HUCTW Personnel Manual and the HUCTW Agreement later in 2019. Other than the changes described in the following Detailed Summary, all policies and programs in the previous contract (2015-2018) will remain the same.

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Contingent Work Policies: An Explainer

Contingent Work Policies: An Explainer


The new three-year Agreement between HUCTW and Harvard includes significant changes in policies governing the employment of contingent workers at the University. The following document, Regular Benefits for Regular Work: An “Explainer” About Contingent Work Policies from HUCTW (PDF), is meant to provide background information that will help Union members, managers, and friends in the community understand the issues under discussion, the scope of the problem, and the goals of the new policy framework.

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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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