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.
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Harvard and HUCTW have longstanding contract language that supports remote work and flex schedule arrangements, and we recently added new, stronger language in our last round of negotiations--all of which may be useful in your discussions with your supervisor around remote/hybrid work. A key theme of the contract language is the idea that flexible work requests (including remote work requests) cannot be unreasonably denied. We’ve shared some key excerpts from the contract here. If you would like advice about making a remote work proposal or if you have made a proposal and it’s been rejected, don’t hesitate to reach out to your HUCTW organizer for a confidential discussion. If you are unsure of who this is, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect you with the right person. All conversations are confidential.Read More
Many HUCTW members took on substantial additional work during the pandemic, covering for coworkers who left Harvard whose positions were never filled. Union members who take on substantial additional work on top of their regular job duties should be paid for that work, and our Harvard-HUCTW Contract contains longstanding language that supports this idea. HUCTW organizers know that it can be challenging for you initiate this kind of conversation with your manager, but we can help. All conversations are confidential.Read More
We are pleased to announce that the new HUCTW Contract, covering the period between October 1, 2022 until June 30, 2026, has been ratified, with 89% of members who took part voting yes to ratify! The final vote tally is 3762 ‘yes’ votes and 466 ‘no’ votes. 85% of all eligible voters cast ballots in this election. Thank you to everyone who voted!The Harvard payroll office will begin processing the pay package now and we believe the first raise will be applied in the June 16, 2023 paycheck, along with delivery of the $1,400 bonus and the lump sum covering the value of the raise on regular pay from October 1, 2022 until the raise implementation date.Read More
HUCTW leaders are happy to announce that Union and University negotiators have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract covering the period between October 1, 2022 and June 30, 2026. We have sent a comprehensive document containing the full details of the tentative agreement to all members, as well as some key highlights. There will be an online contract ratification vote via electronic ballot from Tuesday, May 30 to Wednesday, May 31. A majority of the HUCTW members who take part in voting must vote “Yes” for this tentative agreement to take effect. HUCTW leaders are strongly recommending a “Yes” vote.Read More