Sustainable Jobs

What is 180:1?

The top paid Harvard employee earns 180 times the salary of the lowest. Join us in calling for Harvard to manage and invest its financial resources in a transparent and socially responsible manner, and to negotiate a fair contract for custodians that provides quality health care, extends benefit parity, and offers more opportunities for full-time work.

Find info about Harvard's finances HERE.

Sign our petition HERE.

LABOR DAY RALLY

Support Harvard workers in their fight for a fair contract. Join us MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 at 9:30 AM in front of PBHA. Rally starts at 10 AM in front of Cambridge City Hall.

Harvard security guards and custodians (SEIU Local 615) are currently in contract negotiations with Harvard, as are the dining hall workers (UNITE HERE Local 26). All are fighting for "sustainable jobs," or secure, full-time, and dignified employment that allows workers to support their families. Many Harvard workers have faced significant financial problems, including not being able to pay rent or medical bills, even as administrators claim the existence of a strong social contract between Harvard and its workers. As Harvard students, we are uniquely empowered to aid these workers and demand that Harvard negotiate justly and fairly. There will be an important march and rally this Monday (see below) to support the workers, so please attend, and bring your friends. The livelihoods of thousands of people depend on these negotiations.

No Layoffs at Harvard Libraries!

The Harvard University Library Executive Director Helen Shenton just announced a plan to restructure the Harvard library system and make it more efficient and high-tech. She plans to fund this by laying off some workers and restructuring the jobs of others. She threatened to cut jobs by “voluntary and involuntary means,” and terrified library workers by refusing to provide details about the plan and recommending that they upload their resumes online.

Read the petition HERE.

HUHDS Revenue Streams

I. Introduction

To understand the revenue streams that influence Harvard University Hospitality
and Dining Services' (HUHDS') cost decisions, we examine changes to the total
Harvard University operating revenue and the individual Harvard student's board
rate. We determine that, though the endowment has begun to recover, HUHDS'
austerity measures have remained in place: reductions in the board rate have
been disproportionately severe, with detrimental impact on HUHDS' operations,
quality of food purchased, and student life
.

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