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“Support Our Negotiations” Events

“Support Our Negotiations” Events


This week (from Oct 1 - Oct 4), HUCTW will be having 12 "Support Our Negotiations" events around campus. We'll have tables set up where you can sign a statement of support for our contract negotiations, pick up HUCTW buttons, stickers, posters (and chocolate!), learn more about what's happening in the talks, and take photos. We'll be at each location from 12:00 - 1:30 and we hope you and your coworkers can drop by for 5 or 10 minutes to show your support for negotiations!…

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Contract Negotiations Update

Contract Negotiations Update


The following letter was emailed to all HUCTW members on September 24, 2018. Dear HUCTW Members, HUCTW leaders are writing today to give you an important update on our 2018 contract negotiations with Harvard. Our current contract is set to expire on September 30, 2018 and, unfortunately, we believe it is possible that the negotiations…

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Assistance for Staff Immigration Concerns

Assistance for Staff Immigration Concerns


The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) offers free legal consultations about Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and other immigration concerns to Harvard community members (including staff). To schedule an appointment with immigration staff attorney Jason Corral or social worker Liala Buoniconti, please contact Nilce Maldonado at 617-495-6648 or nmaldonado@law.harvard.edu. …

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When’s Your Next Raise?

When’s Your Next Raise?


The last negotiated salary increase for HUCTW members was delivered on October 1 2017. That increase was part of a three-year contract, which began on October 1, 2015 and continues until September 30, 2018. This means our next salary increase should take place on October 1, 2018. As Harvard and HUCTW are still in contract negotiations, we don't yet know how much our next salary increase will be, or how many years the new contract will cover.…

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August HUCTW Negotiations Update

August HUCTW Negotiations Update


HUCTW negotiations with Harvard are now in their fourth month and Union negotiators want to share an update with you on how the talks are progressing and what’s on the table. In addition to the summary below, HUCTW leaders will also be holding a round of lunchtime meetings with members about negotiations where we can have deeper discussions and answer questions.…

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Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Decision

Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Decision


On June 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 that nonmembers cannot be mandated to pay fees to their public sector unions in the case Janus v. AFSCME Council 31. The Court's ruling is a major setback for public sector unions, including those that represent healthcare workers, firefighters, public school teachers,and public university employees, among others. Although the ruling does not directly affect members of private sector unions such as HUCTW, there is reason for serious concern about its potential consequences for all working people in the U.S. in the longer term.…

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Interest-Free Housing Loans

Interest-Free Housing Loans


Thinking of renting or buying a new home this summer? HUCTW and Harvard University Employee Credit Union (HUECU) offer members three types of 0% interest loans to help members with costs of (1) first and last month's rent or moving into a new rental home, (2) moving into a new purchased home, or (3) home owner emergencies. Check out the HUCTW Home Loan Program application page to download the loan affidavits and guidelines for all three loan programs.…

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HUECU Financial Wellness Series

HUECU Financial Wellness Series


In partnership with HUCTW, Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) is hosting a series of financial wellness workshops for HUCTW members on a variety of practical financial topics throughout the year. Please  join HUECU and HUCTW in August for the next workshop titled, "Cementing Your Credit" -- with a session in Cambridge on August 21 and a session in Longwood on August 22 . Having a solid credit score is one of the first steps towards meeting your financial goals; HUECU workshop leaders will discuss what impacts your score, and how can you improve it.…

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Childcare Fund Deadline: Sept 30

Childcare Fund Deadline: Sept 30


The deadline for the 2018 HUCTW Childcare Fellowship application has been extended to Friday, October 6, 2017. Harvard and HUCTW created the Fellowship to support working families. The 2018 Fellowship helps members with childcare costs incurred between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. Your award is determined based on your household income and the cost of your care, and it will cover a portion of the childcare costs. All eligible applicants who apply on time will receive an award. …

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Happy 30th Birthday, HUCTW!

Happy 30th Birthday, HUCTW!


On May 17, 1988 -- 30 years ago today -- staff in Harvard’s labs, libraries, offices, and clinics voted to form the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW). These 3,400 members banded together in order to have a strong, collective voice in the decisions that affected their working lives. But they also recognized that their distinct contributions and talents were integral to fulfilling the University’s mission, and that by strengthening employees’ individual voices in the workplace, they were building a stronger, more vibrant Harvard.…

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