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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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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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Harvard-HUCTW Statement on Negotiations

Harvard-HUCTW Statement on Negotiations


Harvard and HUCTW have released the following joint statement about our 2018 contract negotiations. In the coming weeks and months, HUCTW leaders will invite union members to lunchtime meetings in their local schools or departments for a fuller update on the talks. In the meantime, please let us know if you have any thoughts, questions,…

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HUCTW 30th Anniversary Party

HUCTW 30th Anniversary Party


Let’s Celebrate! Come wish yourself a happy 30th Union anniversary! All the way back in 1988, Harvard workers voted to form HUCTW and now we, the current members, are coming together to celebrate three decades of progress and growth. Join us to commemorate this milestone birthday. Refreshments and snacks will be served! Date: Wednesday, June…

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HUECU Financial Wellness Workshop Series

HUECU Financial Wellness Workshop Series


This popular series is back! In partnership with HUCTW, Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) will host a series of Financial Wellness Workshops for HUCTW members on a variety of financial topics throughout the year. Workshops will be held in both Cambridge and Longwood, and more workshops will be added later for the summer and fall. Check out the initial spring offerings on the following page! …

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HUCTW Update: 2018 Contract Negotiations

HUCTW Update: 2018 Contract Negotiations


The start of 2018 also marks the start of a new round of contract negotiations between Harvard and HUCTW! As most of you know, these important negotiations determine our salary increases, any benefit changes, and other key policies and programs for the next several years. Our current contract with Harvard expires on September 30, 2018, so now is the time to start planning for a new round of talks.…

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HUCTW Special Election Results

HUCTW Special Election Results


The HUCTW special election for Regional Representatives to the Negotiating Team took place on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018. There were three contested races and two uncontested races. Please visit the following page to see the results. Thank you to all candidates and voters!…

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Asking for Compensation for Extra Work

Asking for Compensation for Extra Work


During the course your job at Harvard, you may wind up taking on additional work beyond your original job description. If your workload or your level of responsibility has grown substantially, you may want to explore options for recognition, including extra compensation or a job reclassification. Maybe your job has evolved over time, or your supervisor has asked you to take on additional duties. Perhaps you are filling in for a colleague or supervisor who is out of the office or has left Harvard. Our contract describes a number of ways that a member can be compensated for extra work, depending on his/her situation.…

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HUCTW Negotiations Survey Still Open

HUCTW Negotiations Survey Still Open


The HUCTW Negotiations Survey is still open – please take a few minutes to fill it out if you haven’t done so already! It's a critical tool in our upcoming negotiations with Harvard for salary increases, benefit enhancements, and other key policies. The survey helps HUCTW negotiators determine what ideas and concerns should be priorities during the talks. It also provides us with crucial anonymous data and stories about members' work and life situations that we can use during negotiations to illustrate the key issues. It only takes about 10 - 15 minutes to complete.…

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