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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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Important Deadline: March 31

Important Deadline: March 31


March 31, 2018 is an important deadline for four reimbursement programs that you may not know about. Please see details below: 2017 Healthcare Copayment Reimbursement Program, Deadline: March 31, 2018 The HUCTW Copayment Reimbursement Program helps HUCTW members with their annual medical copayment costs if they reach above certain amounts. If you or your family…

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Negotiating Additional Raises

Negotiating Additional Raises


The Harvard-HUCTW contract allows members to negotiate additional salary increases, outside of the annual HUCTW raises. The contract indicates that additional raises can be granted to HUCTW members at anytime. If you'd like to strategize about how to approach this conversation with your supervisor, please reach out to an HUCTW organizer or write to huctw.info@huctw.org.…

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Why Am I In a “Clerical and Technical” Union?

Why Am I In a “Clerical and Technical” Union?


Our Union's name speaks to our origins: most of the members who founded HUCTW were lab assistants, library assistants, and secretaries. But over time HUCTW has expanded to include hundreds of unique jobs! Our members are coordinators who travel the world running Harvard's executive ed programs, they are gardeners and arborists who care for rare plants in Harvard’s woodlands and gardens, and they are grant managers who facilitate Harvard's scientific research, just to name a few! These jobs don't necessarily fit within the constraints of “clerical and technical”, but many unions grow over time. …

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HUGHP Health Care Premium Rebate

HUGHP Health Care Premium Rebate


As a part of our most recent contract negotiations, Harvard and HUCTW agreed to offer a two-month health care premium rebate for any Union member who switches into the Harvard University Group Health Plan (HUGHP) option during Open Enrollment from October 25-November 8, 2017. This message is intended to provide you with more information about that program, and to encourage you to attend an information session if you would like to learn more about HUGHP. …

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Letter to the Harvard Presidential Search Committee

Letter to the Harvard Presidential Search Committee


The following letter was sent to the Harvard Presidential Search Committee by the HUCTW Executive Board and Staff on October 10, 2017. HUCTW members and leaders are proud of what has been accomplished over three presidencies, working with University leaders to make Harvard a great place to work. We ask the Presidential Search Committee to envision an era of University leadership that further builds on our shared commitments to inclusiveness, collaboration, transparency, and respect, so that together we can thoughtfully navigate future challenges and build a stronger, more united Harvard.…

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When Is My Next HUCTW Raise?

When Is My Next HUCTW Raise?


The next pay raise for HUCTW members will be delivered on October 1, 2017. You need to have been on the payroll for a full year as of October 1, 2017 to be eligible for the full 2017 raise. The average member (who earns $56,000 and has more than one year of service) will receive a 3.4% salary increase to their base pay. You can use our downloadable (Excel) salary calculator below to determine your exact raise for 2017.…

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Discounted Pet Insurance for Union Members

Discounted Pet Insurance for Union Members


As an HUCTW member you are eligible for discounted pet insurance through our parent union, AFSCME. AFSCME Advantage Pet Services offer two money-saving programs: (1) Pet Insurance and (2) Pet Savings. The programs are available to all dues-paying union members, retired members, and their families. The AFSCME Advantage Pet Savings program is designed to provide savings for all veterinary services, including routine care and coverage for all animals. AFSCME Advantage Pet Insurance program offers comprehensive accident and illness coverage.…

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Union Night at Fenway Park

Union Night at Fenway Park


The Red Sox Corporation invites HUCTW members to participate in its annual nod to Boston area unions: Union Night at Fenway Park, to be held on Labor Day evening, Monday, September 4, at 7:10 PM. This special offer waives part of the fees associated with purchasing Red Sox tickets, and offers a fun night of baseball with other union members and supporters from across the State. Purchase tickets here.…

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Working from Home: A Panel Discussion

Working from Home: A Panel Discussion


Watch the recording of our June 6 panel discussion, "Working from Home: Trends, Benefits, and Challenges of Implementing Telework." This event took place on June 6, 2017 and was open to the Harvard community. Panelists included: an academic expert from MIT, a practitioner from the US Government Accountability Office, and an IT specialist from Harvard, who shared their experiences and insights into telework.…

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