• Solidarity
    HUCTW stands in solidarity with protesters and with Black Lives Matter in the urgent fight for racial justice, equality, and human rights.
  • COVID-19 News
    Updates on HUCTW’s discussions with Harvard administrators to prevent pay cuts and job loss among HUCTW members.
  • HUCTW Loan Programs
    HUCTW Home Emergency Loans through the Credit Union may be able help members with one-time home emergency expenses related to the fall out of COVID-19.
  • HUCTW Benefits
    This Fund provides 50% reimbursement for one course per semester. Eligible courses include classes and workshops at non-accredited institutions. The Fund can also be used to supplement the Tuition Reimbursement Program (TRP).
  • Benefits
    Harvard HR has mailed you information previewing two new health benefit changes for 2020. HUCTW leaders have written the following letter to explain the changes in more detail.
  • Resources
    The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) is offering free legal consultations and social service support to those in the Harvard community with immigration concerns.

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Reimbursement Programs

March 31, 2020 Deadline

March 31, 2020 is an important deadline for three programs: (1) Healthcare Copay Reimbursement (2) Childcare & Healthcare FSA Reimbursement (3) Fitness Reimbursement. These programs assist with expenses from the 2019 calendar year.

News & Events

Black Lives Matter: HUCTW Solidarity

Black Lives Matter: HUCTW Solidarity


We are outraged by the unjust killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the countless black lives lost to racist violence, institutional discrimination, and police brutality, both recently and throughout our country’s history. As human beings, and particularly as advocates for economic and social justice, we must commit to the eradication of racism in our communities, our country, and the wider world. HUCTW stands in solidarity with protesters and with Black Lives Matter in the urgent fight for racial justice, equality, and human rights.

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Coronavirus Information for HUCTW Members

Coronavirus Information for HUCTW Members


We are writing to update you on HUCTW’s discussions with Harvard administrators to prevent pay loss and job cuts among HUCTW members.In their message to staff on May 5, senior Harvard officials stated that in order to address losses caused by the fallout of COVID-19, it would be necessary to enact additional cost reductions, possibly “including layoffs or furloughs.” HUCTW leaders strongly oppose the push to move forward with furloughs or layoffs and we are calling on our members, colleagues, and friends in the community to work together to find less harmful ways to resolve our University’s challenges.

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Peter Berry

Peter Berry


We're sad to share the news that our HUCTW office colleague and friend, Peter Berry, passed away from an aggressive cancer on March 9, 2020. Peter worked at Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum for 16 years before joining the staff of HUCTW in 2010 as an Organizer, working with Union members and University leaders across the campus. He was a quiet leader who nurtured the self-advocacy of others and modeled a union organizer’s most important skill: listening. His wonderful wit, modesty, and attention to detail appeared in everything he did -- his union organizing, his ceramic artwork, and the house he built with the help of his loving parents and his life partner of 36 years, Andy.

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Tuition Assistance Deadline Extension: April 24

Tuition Assistance Deadline Extension: April 24


The deadline to apply for reimbursement of your TAP tax has been extended to Friday, April 24. If your course is not job-related or if you are not able to get your supervisor’s signature on your TAP form, you can apply for 80% reimbursement of any tax you owe on Harvard courses for this semester. As you may recall from an earlier email we sent, Harvard is now withholding tax for graduate-level tuition benefits that meet certain criteria. If you are taking a Harvard class during the spring semester, please read this entire message as it lists two different ways for you to avoid owing most or all tax on your TAP benefits this semester.

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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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