HUCTW is approximately five-thousand Harvard employees of diverse backgrounds, ages, talents, and opinions. Our work supports the teaching and research at Harvard, in libraries and museums, in labs, in offices, and out in the world. Some of us are on our way to graduate school; others of us are making our careers here. We are parents, artists, students, and more. Although we may hold different views and speak in many voices, we speak together as a Union for the things that matter to us: pay and benefits, and also flexibility, work-life balance, and self-determination in the workplace.
All members are encouraged to participate in the work of the Union, and many choose to do so. This might involve anything from serving in an elected position such as Union Rep or Joint Council member to simply attending informal local lunchtime meetings from time to time. But perhaps the most important work of our Union is staying in regular contact with each other, discussing workplace issues, large or small, as they arise. Simply introducing yourself to a new colleague and telling them about our unique Union can be a powerful act.
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