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Detailed Summary of Tentative Agreement

Detailed Summary of Tentative Agreement


Our Union and the University initialed a Tentative Agreement for a new, three-year contract in October. The following is a Detailed Summary of the Tentative Agreement, which provides specific details of all agreed-upon changes and policies in the Tentative Agreement (TA). The TA will only be considered final and implemented when it has been approved by the members of HUCTW in a contract ratification vote, on December 4. In the lead-up to the election, there will be lunchtime Union meetings (for discussion of the TA) taking place across the campus. You will be invited to one near you by email. …

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Contingent Work Policies: An Explainer

Contingent Work Policies: An Explainer


The new three-year Agreement between HUCTW and Harvard, in the process of being finalized this month, includes significant changes in policies governing the employment of contingent workers at the University. The following document, Regular Benefits for Regular Work: An “Explainer” About Contingent Work Policies from HUCTW (PDF), is meant to provide background information that will help Union members, managers, and friends in the community understand the issues under discussion, the scope of the problem, and the goals of the new policy framework that will be coming into effect in a few months. …

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HUCTW Contract Ratification Vote & Annual Election

HUCTW Contract Ratification Vote & Annual Election


This year’s December Election will include a Ratification vote on our new proposed Harvard-HUCTW Contract, as well as an election for HUCTW Executive Board seats and HUCTW Representative seats! Our contracts are ratified by a simple majority vote. A detailed summary of the contract, as well as a salary increase calculator, can be found on the HUCTW website. The Notice of Election mailed to Members’ homes last month; a copy may be viewed on the following page.…

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Salary Increase Calculator

Salary Increase Calculator


The Tentative Agreement for a new Harvard-HUCTW contract includes three years of salary increases. The Union has prepared a downloadable Excel Salary Increase Calculator so that you can calculate your salary increase for 2018. In order calculate your 2018 raise, you will need to fill in the four blue fields in at the top of the Calculator, indicating your current annual salary, salary grade, hours in your regular weekly schedule, and approximate length of service.…

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Harvard-HUCTW Inclement Weather Policy

Harvard-HUCTW Inclement Weather Policy


Union members sometimes have to make challenging decisions about balancing work and safety concerns when planning their commutes during inclement weather. Please read the following inclement weather policy, as well as the contract language on flexible schedules and telecommuting, to aid you in making your travel decisions this winter.…

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Harvard & HUCTW Reach Tentative Agreement

Harvard & HUCTW Reach Tentative Agreement


HUCTW leaders are happy to announce that Union and University negotiators have reached a tentative agreement for a new three-year contract, covering the period between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2021. We have provided a brief summary of key aspects of the agreement below, and will send a full, detailed summary of all changes soon. Harvard and HUCTW have also released the following joint statement. There will be a ratification vote on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. A majority of the HUCTW members who participate in the vote must vote “Yes” for this tentative agreement to take effect on December 5, 2018.…

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Harvard-HUCTW Joint Statement on New Contract

Harvard-HUCTW Joint Statement on New Contract


We are pleased to announce that Harvard University and the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers have reached agreement on a new three-year union contract. The Tentative Agreement represents a commitment to fairness on the part of both parties and recognizes the important role HUCTW members play in the success of the Harvard community.…

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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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Assistance for Staff with Immigration Concerns

Assistance for Staff with Immigration Concerns


The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) offers free legal representation and social service support to members of the Harvard community with immigration concerns. HIRC services are available to all the undocumented/DACAmented members of the community and those who are concerned about falling out of legal status. HIRC legal representation includes assistance with filing immigration applications, representing clients before USCIS in Immigration Court, and beyond.…

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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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