May 19, 2001

Employees, Harvard Reach Agreement

By The Boston Globe

Harvard University's dining service workers reached a contract agreement with the school, a little more than a week after student wage activists gave up their occupation of the main administrative building. The agreement raises the wages of 500 workers and ensures that no employee who works at Harvard for more than a year earns less than $10.25, the "living wage" that students had demanded for all employees.

CORRECTION:

Because of an editing error, an item in Saturday's New England News in Brief column incorrectly described the terms of an agreement reached between Harvard University and its workers. The agreement ensures the "living wage" salary of $ 10.25 only for dining services workers with one year of employment at Harvard, said Joe Wrinn, a Harvard spokesman.