News and Events

Invitation to HUCTW Health Care Event, 11/4/2014


Healthy Employees, Healthy Institutions: Reducing Health Care Costs for Everyone: This is a panel discussion on innovative strategies for reducing health care costs for all by improving employee health. Expert panelists include: Rushika Fernandopulle, Dolores Mitchell, and Meredith Rosenthal……

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HUCTW Health Care Event, 10/28/2014


Our Union is organizing an interesting and strategically important event for the afternoon of Monday, November 19, at 3:00 pm in the Science Center on the Cambridge campus. The event will be a panel discussion, open to the Harvard public, focusing on innovative strategies for reducing total health care costs by making employees healthier……

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Harvard Health Plan Changes Heading in Wrong Direction, 10/17/2014


The University has announced a set of changes in health plans for non-union employees, to take effect in 2015. As the new plan details continue to come to light, HUCTW leaders are concerned that the 2015 changes are taking our health care program in the wrong direction, for five reasons outlined below.…

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HUCTW’s Seven Good Health Care Ideas, 9/24/2014


The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW) is releasing a report today on “Seven Good Ideas for Bending the Health Care Cost Curve.” All of the ideas hold promise for reducing total health care expenditures by improving employee health and supporting employees in selecting affordable and high-quality care and treatment options……

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HUCTW-HUECU Student Debt Survey, 8/4/2014


As reliance on student loans to finance education has increased in recent years, the student debt environment has become more complex and challenging. With an eye towards understanding our members’ evolving needs, HUCTW is working with the Harvard University Employees Credit Union to research issues related to student debt and personal finance……

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Positive Developments in Our Work, 4/14/2014


There have been some positive developments for HUCTW over the last several months including the following events: Dumbarton Oaks Staff Joined HUCTW, Arbitrator Decided All Harvard Grant Managers are in HUCTW, Our Jointly Chosen Faculty Expert Made Progress on Retiree Health Issues, and Our 2014 Pay Increases are Soon to be Delivered……

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Health Care Update & Resources, 1/14/2014


As you have most likely heard, the University implemented changes in the health plans for non-union Harvard employees as of January 1, 2015. HUCTW has expressed concern, in open letters to members and friends and in a Harvard Crimson op-ed article, that these changes move the University’s health care program in the wrong direction……

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Update on Health Care, 12/13/2013


Our Union and the University have continued to struggle with issues related to health care benefits in the past few months, and we wanted to give you an update on recent developments……

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2013 Labor Movement Panel Discussion, 10/24/2013


After several decades of declining membership, American unions, workers, and organizers are exploring new approaches and developing new structures for advancing workplace democracy. At this panel, scholars and practitioners comment on the changing face of American labor….…

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