• July 2021
    Read the latest news on HUCTW’s 2021 Negotiations with Harvard. Our Union’s contract negotiations with the University determine our pay program, our benefits, and other important policies and programs.
  • Your Benefits
    We want to remind you of an important upcoming deadlines (July 16) for those of you who are using the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) during the summer 2021 semester. Meeting this deadline may help you save substantial money in taxes this semester.
  • HUCTW Benefits
    The HUCTW Transportation Fund provides a partial reimbursement for eligible transportation expenses twice a year. The next application is due July 15, 2021.
  • Recognition
    If you've taken on on additional work beyond your original job description, you may want to explore options for recognition, including extra compensation or a job reclassification.
  • Employment Status
    There are some positive updates for HUCTW members who are working remotely outside of Massachusetts due to COVID-19 campus and state restrictions.

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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

Negotiations Update: July 2021

Negotiations Update: July 2021


This is an update on HUCTW’s 2021 Negotiations with Harvard. Our Union’s contract negotiations with the University determine our pay program, our benefits, and other important policies and programs. With our current three-year contract expiring on September 30, 2021, HUCTW leaders started preparing for negotiations in March—surveying and meeting with members throughout the spring—and then began our initial discussions with Harvard representatives in late May.

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Important TAP Deadline: July 16

Important TAP Deadline: July 16


We want to remind you of an important upcoming deadlines (July 16) for those of you who are using the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for Harvard graduate-level classes during the summer 2021 semester.  As you may know, Harvard is now withholding tax for graduate-level tuition benefits that meet certain criteria. This tax can add up to a substantial amount of money withheld from your paycheck, so if you are taking a Harvard class for graduate credit this semester, it is important that you read this entire message.

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Education Fund Deadline: June 10

Education Fund Deadline: June 10


The Education Fund is an HUCTW-Harvard negotiated program that helps with the cost of courses not eligible for reimbursement TRP and TAP. Courses and programs eligible for the Education Fund include things such as test prep courses, conferences and seminars, and continuing education classes at non-accredited institutions. The Education Fund will also help with the costs of non-Harvard courses eligible for TRP if you have used up your entire $5,250 annual TRP reimbursement maximum.

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For Members Working Outside Massachusetts

For Members Working Outside Massachusetts


We want to update you on some positive developments for HUCTW members who are working remotely outside of Massachusetts due to COVID-19 campus and state restrictions. As you know, the majority of HUCTW members have been working remotely (teleworking) during the pandemic. Some of you are working outside of Massachusetts because your homes are outside of Massachusetts, or because you are temporarily living with family or friends in other states, or for other reasons.

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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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