Union 101

Collective Bargaining Agreement
 

Agreement (unsigned but effective July 1, 2020)

HGSU-UAW bargaining unit membership
 

The official definition of the HGSU-UAW bargaining unit is as follows:

Included:

“All students enrolled in Harvard degree programs employed by the Employer [Harvard] who provide instructional services at Harvard University, including graduate and undergraduate Teaching Fellows (teaching assistants, teaching fellows, course assistants); and all students enrolled in Harvard degree programs (other than undergraduate students at Harvard College) employed by the Employer who serve as Research Assistants (regardless of funding sources, including those compensated through Training Grants)...”

Excluded:

"All undergraduate students serving as research assistants, and all other employees, guards, and supervisors as defined in the [National Labor Relations] Act.”

The following student-held positions are generally considered to be within the scope of the bargaining unit:

  • Teaching fellow
     
  • Teaching assistant
     
  • Course assistant
     
  • Other instructional roles (e.g. lecturer, instructor) held by students in degree programs
     
  • Hourly-paid student research assistant (excluding undergraduate students)
     
  • Graduate student research assistants—those students who are enrolled in graduate science and engineering programs who are receiving a stipend (or other compensation for their services—regardless of the source of the funds) and are performing research under the supervision of a faculty member.

HGSU-UAW website