• Harvard Works Because We Do
    The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers is Harvard’s largest union, made up of over 5000 members in diverse roles across the University.
  • Seminar Series
    Throughout 2017, Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) and HUCTW will host a series of Financial Wellness Workshops exclusively for HUCTW members. The next workshop is "Paying the Tuition Bill" on May 17 (in Cambridge) and May 18 (Longwood).
  • Your Health Benefits
    Harvard and HUCTW recently negotiated a new version of our copay reimbursement program, which helps members with their annual medical copayment costs if they reach above certain amounts.
  • Our Contract
    Many HUCTW staff members across Harvard negotiate flexible work arrangements with their supervisors. This is supported and encouraged by the Harvard-HUCTW contract.
  • Our Funds
    The Childcare Fund helps HUCTW parents with the cost of childcare incurred during working hours, for children ages 0 – 12. The application will be available in August 2017.
  • HUCTW Benefits
    We have negotiated three kinds of financial assistance to help employees with the costs of courses inside and outside of Harvard, and other forms of education, as well as strong language to facilitate time away for learning.

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Workshop: Intro to Bike Commuting

Workshop: Intro to Bike Commuting


Want to bike for some or all of your commute to campus but not sure where to start? Think busy streets are your only options? Uncertain about the rules of the road? Join CommuterChoice and a local biking expert on May 5 for an informal lunchtime session on the basics of bike commuting. Bring your lunch & your questions. If you're already a bike commuter, bring a colleague who isn't! Seats are limited so please RSVP.

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Financial Wellness Workshops

Financial Wellness Workshops


In partnership with HUCTW, the Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) will host a series of Financial Wellness Workshops on a variety of topics related to personal finance throughout 2017. The workshops will be exclusively for HUCTW members, and each session will be offered both in Cambridge and in the Longwood Medical Area. The series continues in Cambridge (on May 17) and Longwood (on May 18) with workshops on the topic of Paying the College Tuition Bill. HUCTW members who are interested in attending should register using the following links.

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Working a Flexible Schedule

Working 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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Asking for Compensation for Extra Work

Asking for Compensation for Extra Work


During the course your job at Harvard, you may wind up taking on additional work beyond your original job description. If your workload or your level of responsibility has grown substantially, you may want to explore options for recognition, including extra compensation or a job reclassification. Maybe your job has evolved over time, or your supervisor has asked you to take on additional duties. Perhaps you are filling in for a colleague or supervisor who is out of the office or has left Harvard. Our contract describes a number of ways that a member can be compensated for extra work, depending on his/her situation.

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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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