News and Events

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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2013 Higher Education Panel Discussion, 10/1/2013


Problems associated with student debt, government funding, and the rapid rise of new online education platforms point to an increasingly urgent question: is college too expensive? At this panel, academics and educators examine critical issues in higher education and imagine how colleges and universities might adapt over the next decade……

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2013 Health Care Panel Discussion, 9/23/2013


Government, providers, employers, insurers, and patients all have roles to play in creating a balanced and effective healthcare system. At this panel discussion, health policy scholars and economists discuss the many issues and challenges in reforming our complex system……

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HUCTW 25th Anniversary Panel Discussions, 9/13/2013


To commemorate the anniversary and celebrate a quarter century of innovative work, HUCTW is sponsoring a series of panel presentations over the coming months on issues that are relevant to our historical and very current efforts to build a great Harvard workplace……

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Financial Aid Workshops for Parents, 8/8/2013


HUCTW is sponsoring two lunchtime college financial aid workshops for parents whose children are thinking about applying to college. The workshops will provide an overview of the financial aid process at colleges and universities, including types of financial aid and how to apply for aid……

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Retiree Health Care Update, 8/3/2013


Harvard University and HUCTW have agreed to enter into a process of “Fact-Finding” with the assistance of a neutral expert, in an effort to resolve a difficult issue involving retiree benefits under the Medex retirement health plan……

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