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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


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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Update on Health Care Changes for Non-Union Staff


On Wednesday of last week, the University announced a set of changes in health care plans for non-union employees (faculty and exempt staff) to take effect on January 1, 2015. It is clear that the changes involve increased out-of-pocket costs in the form of new deductibles and co-insurance across all of the HMO and POS…

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Update on Negotiations, and Survey Response, 7/8/2015


Negotiations on a new HUCTW-Harvard Agreement have begun.  We want to offer an update on our findings from the survey and the negotiation process this far. Union leaders and the elected negotiating team began preliminary discussions with the University in March……

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Happy 27th Birthday HUCTW, 5/18/2015


In order to mark our 27th birthday, celebrate our Union’s accomplishments, and build some positive momentum for the beginning of negotiations on a new Agreement, HUCTW leaders and Organizers will be all around the campus in the next few weeks to pass out Union buttons and posters……

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2015 Negotiations Survey, 4/22/2015


This short survey helps HUCTW negotiators determine what ideas and concerns should be priorities during these talks. It also provides us with crucial anonymous data about members’ work and life situations that we can use during negotiations to illustrate the key issues……

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