• HUCTW 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.
  • HUCTW Election
    The HUCTW election for Union Executive Board Positions and Local Union Representatives will take place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at numerous voting locations across the Harvard campuses.
  • 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.
  • HUCTW Contract
    Many HUCTW staff members across Harvard negotiate flexible work arrangements with their supervisors. This is supported and encouraged by the Harvard-HUCTW contract.
  • HUCTW Benefits
    HUCTW and Harvard University Employee Credit Union (HUECU) offer three types of 0% interest loans to help members with costs of (1) renting or moving into a new home, (2) moving into a purchased home, or (3) home owner emergencies.

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HUCTW Election: December 5

HUCTW Election: December 5


The HUCTW election for Union Executive Board Positions and Local Union Representatives will take place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at numerous voting locations across all Harvard campuses. You need to be an HUCTW member in order to vote and and you must bring a photo ID. You can vote at any ballot location. In order to run for HUCTW positions, and in order to vote, you must be a signed member of the Union. If you have not yet signed a membership card, you may do so at any time, including at the polls on December 5th.

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HUGHP Health Care Premium Rebate & Info Sessions

HUGHP Health Care Premium Rebate & Info Sessions


As a part of our most recent contract negotiations, Harvard and HUCTW agreed to offer a two-month health care premium rebate for any Union member who switches into the Harvard University Group Health Plan (HUGHP) option during Open Enrollment from October 25-November 8, 2017. This message is intended to provide you with more information about that program, and to encourage you to attend an information session if you would like to learn more about HUGHP.

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Letter to the Harvard Presidential Search Committee

Letter to the Harvard Presidential Search Committee


The following letter was sent to the Harvard Presidential Search Committee by the HUCTW Executive Board and Staff on October 10, 2017. HUCTW members and leaders are proud of what has been accomplished over three presidencies, working with University leaders to make Harvard a great place to work. We ask the Presidential Search Committee to envision an era of University leadership that further builds on our shared commitments to inclusiveness, collaboration, transparency, and respect, so that together we can thoughtfully navigate future challenges and build a stronger, more united Harvard.

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Unpaid Leaves of Absence

Unpaid Leaves of Absence


HUCTW members who want to take extended time away from work can use paid vacation time, but they can also arrange to take an unpaid leave of absence. Once you have passed your 90 day orientation and review period, you are eligible to take a short term unpaid personal leave of 30 - 90 days. Once you have worked at Harvard for five years, you can negotiate a long term leave of absence of 90 days - one year. The following page includes the HUCTW contract language on unpaid leaves, including short and long-term leaves.

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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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