News & Updates

Negotiations

The University’s primary goal is to ensure that any provisions established in an initial contract make sense and are fair, taking into account the interests of the University and all of its students, including the approximately 4,000 student workers represented by HGSU-UAW. Learn more about the negotiations, including details on the University's bargaining positions.

NLRB proposed rule

The University is currently reviewing the proposed rule to assess its implications on the ongoing negotiations with HGSU. In the meantime, negotiations are continuing and bargaining sessions are already on the calendar for the weeks ahead.

Letters to the Harvard community

Potential Graduate Student Work Strike -- Planning and Preparation

October 8, 2019
Dear Harvard Department Chairs and Faculty: This morning the Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Auto Workers (HGSU-UAW) announced that it will put a Strike Authorization Vote (SAV) forward to its members, with the vote beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 15. If successful, the vote would signal the possibility of a strike to follow at some point. ... Read more about Potential Graduate Student Work Strike -- Planning and Preparation

Update on student unionization

October 12, 2018

I write to update you on the status of the important negotiations between the University and the Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Auto Workers (HGSU-UAW). The University is scheduled to begin collective bargaining with HGSU-UAW next week and, in advance of that, preparations have been underway within both the University and the Union.... Read more about Update on student unionization

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