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Citing low wages and ‘voicelessness,’ some facilities staff push for union

Authorization cards, like the one above, were distributed to some facilities staff starting this summer. At this juncture, not enough cards have been returned to the union representative to warrant moving forward with the effort.


October 31, 2019

Catalyzed in part by last year's workforce planning process, some facilities staff members reached out to a union representative over the summer about organizing.

Contractors hired in response to custodial staff shortages

Contractors hired in response to custodial staff shortages


October 31, 2019

A team of independent contractors began cleaning nearly all of the small residential spaces on campus on Oct. 14. This shift came as a result of ongoing custodial staff shortages.

Dialogue to Create a Living Wage for All College Staff Begins

By Annie Grayer

November 13, 2015

In their annual announcement of objectives for the year, the Community Council identified “installing a living wage for all workers campus-wide” as of primary importance for their faculty and staff goals. A living wage, according to the Harvard Living Wage Fact Sheet, is a wage that “takes into...

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