Click to read the latest update to members of Local 26 about ongoing negotiations with Harvard University Administration
Congrats to our members at Brandeis University in Waltham for ratifying a new contract. They won $1.50 wage increases that will bring the full rate for almost all positions up to $20 an hour by the end of the contract. We also secured lower health care costs – with savings of more than $1500 for family coverage next year.
Our work raising standards in university food service in the Boston area is not over, nor at Brandeis, where on the same day as the ratification 40 workers held a delegation to fight hours cuts.
Graduates who are hired at unionized hotels – nearly 6 in 10 in the Boston area – typically start on $18 or more an hour, nearly double the state $10 minimum wage, plus union benefits that include family health plans and housing loans.
We’re talking about an industry that’s incredibly profitable. It’s expanding and investing here. Well, you’re coming to Boston. Let’s see you share the wealth,” he says.
Thank you Harvard alumni and Boston City Council President Michelle Wu for standing with employees of the Harvard Club of Boston last week.
Harvard and Ivy League alumni are needed to show support for workers who serve alumni at the Club. Sign today.