#MeToo’s Strike Test | The Harvard Graduate Student Union and the Limits of "Time’s Up" Organizing

Ege Yumusak

A Zoom handshake made it official: last Monday, Harvard University and its student workers’ union agreed on a year-long contract after two years of negotiations and one strike. This week, our 4,500 rank-and-file members—doctoral, masters, and J.D. students, as well as several hundred undergraduate course assistants—will vote to ratify the contract.  As a member of the union bargaining committee, I watched as Harvard slow-rolled the negotiation process over the course...

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