• 2018 Negotiations
    HUCTW negotiations with Harvard are now in their fourth month and Union negotiators want to share an update with you on how the talks are progressing and what’s on the table.
  • HUCTW Benefits
    The HUCTW Transportation Fund provides a partial reimbursement for eligible transportation expenses twice a year. The next round of awards will help with costs incurred between January and June of this year. Deadline: July 16, 2018.
  • HUCTW Benefits
    This fund helps union members with the costs of supplemental academic activities, like tutoring and summer school, for their children.
  • Harvard Resource
    The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) is offering free legal consultations about Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and other immigration concerns to Harvard community members, including staff.
  • 30 Years of Progress
    On May 17, 1988, staff in Harvard’s labs, libraries, offices, and clinics voted to form the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW)!

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July Update on HUCTW Contract Negotiations

July Update on HUCTW Contract Negotiations


HUCTW negotiations with Harvard are now in their fourth month and Union negotiators want to share an update with you on how the talks are progressing and what’s on the table. In addition to the summary below, HUCTW leaders will also be holding a round of lunchtime meetings with members about negotiations where we can have deeper discussions and answer questions.

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Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Decision

Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Decision


On June 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 that nonmembers cannot be mandated to pay fees to their public sector unions in the case Janus v. AFSCME Council 31. The Court's ruling is a major setback for public sector unions, including those that represent healthcare workers, firefighters, public school teachers,and public university employees, among others. Although the ruling does not directly affect members of private sector unions such as HUCTW, there is reason for serious concern about its potential consequences for all working people in the U.S. in the longer term.

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Happy 30th Birthday, HUCTW!

Happy 30th Birthday, HUCTW!


On May 17, 1988 -- 30 years ago today -- staff in Harvard’s labs, libraries, offices, and clinics voted to form the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW). These 3,400 members banded together in order to have a strong, collective voice in the decisions that affected their working lives. But they also recognized that their distinct contributions and talents were integral to fulfilling the University’s mission, and that by strengthening employees’ individual voices in the workplace, they were building a stronger, more vibrant Harvard.

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Assistance for Staff with TPS or Immigration Concerns

Assistance for Staff with TPS or Immigration Concerns


The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) offers free legal consultations about Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and other immigration concerns to Harvard community members (including staff). To schedule an appointment with immigration staff attorney Jason Corral or social worker Liala Buoniconti, please contact Nilce Maldonado at 617-495-6648 or nmaldonado@law.harvard.edu.

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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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