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HUCTW Election: December 6, 2016

HUCTW Election: December 6, 2016


On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, HUCTW is holding an election for President and Vice President of HUCTW (all other positions are uncontested). On the the 6th, voting takes place across the campus, including at many convenient locations Cambridge, Longwood, and Allston. View the following PDF to find a voting location and time near you. Please bring a photo ID with you to vote.…

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Health Care for HUCTW Members in 2017

Health Care for HUCTW Members in 2017


With Benefits Open Enrollment for 2017 around the corner, this is a good time to review the impact of health plan changes resulting from the new HUCTW-Harvard Agreement that our Union’s members ratified in February 2016. Health care can be complicated and we want to make sure you get answers to your questions in order to make confident decisions for yourself and your family. Open Enrollment will take place November 2-16.…

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New Reduced-Cost Parking Options

New Reduced-Cost Parking Options


HUCTW and Harvard have come to an agreement about two new programs that will help members with the impact of increased Cambridge-Allston parking rates for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, including new reduced-cost parking at Peabody Terrace, open exclusively to HUCTW members until December 31, 2016, and a parking cost rebate.…

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Upcoming Voter Deadlines

Upcoming Voter Deadlines


During this important election season, we want to remind you to please be sure you are registered to vote. The deadline to register to vote in Massachusetts is Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The election is November 8. You can register to vote in Massachusetts online, by mail, or in person here, and you can also learn about early voting (from Oct 24 - Nov 4) on the same webpage. Click on "Read More" below to see more details, including statewide ballot questions and registering to vote in other states.…

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Senior Care Services & Seminars

Senior Care Services & Seminars


This information below comes from Harvard’s HR website, HARVie. Visit that site for the most up-to-date information on Harvard’s senior care services and workshops: http://hr.harvard.edu/senior-care-planning Harvard Senior Care Planning Program This Harvard service helps faculty and staff navigate the ever-changing demands of caring for an aging family member or other adult by connecting them with…

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Clarification for 2016 Open Enrollment

Clarification for 2016 Open Enrollment


Most Harvard employees received the University’s “2016 Benefits: Open Enrollment Guide” in the mail last week and we wanted to offer some clarifying and reassuring information about health plan offerings for next year. The health plan design for HUCTW members in 2016 will be unchanged from this year (2015).…

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Show Your Support for Negotiations

Show Your Support for Negotiations


In order to show our collective energy and concern about our health care negotiations, we have created some bold new posters with slogans that capture some of HUCTW’s core ideas in the health care arena: “Together we can build a better health plan” and “It shouldn’t hurt to pay for health care.” Please post these HUCTW health care posters and graphics around your work space and common areas to show your support for these negotiations and affordable health care for all!  …

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FAQ about the 2015 Negotiations

FAQ about the 2015 Negotiations


As the 2015 Harvard-HUCTW Negotiations have passed their September 30, 2015 deadline, many members want to know what this delay means for our salary increases, our health care, and other important policies and benefits. Check out answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on the following Q&A. Please also reach out to the HUCTW office for more detailed answers to your questions, and to share ideas and concerns: huctw.info@huctw.org, 617-661-8289. …

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2015 Negotiations Survey Report

2015 Negotiations Survey Report


Thank you to everyone who responded to our negotiations survey earlier this summer. We received 2936 responses (60% of the membership), which is a fantastic sign of the energy and commitment of our members. HUCTW leaders have been using the stories and statistics from the survey to shape and strengthen our current negotiations with Harvard. The following link is a report summarizing some of the themes, concerns, and perspectives captured in the survey.…

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Update on Negotiations

Update on Negotiations


As described in a recent update from HUCTW and in news accounts, negotiations between Union leaders and University administrators are continuing and intensifying, but have not yet resulted in a new Agreement to take effect on October 1. Union leaders have officially agreed with Harvard administrators that the expiring Agreement will remain “in full force and effect while the parties continue to engage in productive negotiations” toward a new contract. …

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