• 2022 Contract Negotiations
    Please join your HUCTW coworkers across the University in sending an email to top administrative leaders, expressing concern about pay negotiations and describing your own experiences with the harmful impacts of high inflation.
  • December 6 & 7
    Please remember to vote in the HUCTW election on Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7, 2022. Eligible voters will be emailed their ballots on the morning of Tuesday, December 6.
  • 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
    HUCTW members turned out by the hundreds across campus to stand out for a fair raise, and HUCTW negotiators had a first consultation with the mediator.
  • 2022 Contract Negotiations
    Learn what’s been happening at the negotiating table. Discussions are progressing, but we are still too far apart with Harvard on the pay program. We need strong, visible support from our members to help push through those challenges.
  • 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

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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Stand Out to Support a Fair Contract

Stand Out to Support a Fair Contract


On October 26 & November 1, come stand together with your coworkers for a fair raise! HUCTW members work hard every day to help Harvard fulfill its mission, and yet the University’s raise proposals for members don’t keep up with the cost of living in the Boston area! Let’s stand together to let Harvard know that we need a strong contract, with raises that stay ahead of inflation! Join us at these important events! Make or download posters to bring to the events: huctw.org/posters, or grab one at the Stand-Outs! Tell Harvard what you're standing for!

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Statement of Support Delivered to Harvard Leaders

Statement of Support Delivered to Harvard Leaders


On October 24, 2022, the HUCTW Officers and Executive Board sent the Statement of Support for a Fair Raise to 65 senior University leaders (including the deans of all 15 Harvard schools, the EVP, and other key decision-makers). The Statement was signed by more than 3,500 members of our union and more than 800 friends in Harvard the community. It was delivered to Harvard leaders along with a letter urging them to help move the University in the right direction on HUCTW salary negotiations. Check it out by clicking here.

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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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