A group of Local 35 members traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts on May 12 to join in a rally with Harvard campus dining workers who are members of UNITE HERE Local 26.
Workers, students and community allies marched through Harvard Yard following a meeting between Harvard University officials and Local 26 as part of the union’s contract negotiations. At the rally, the Local 35 delegation had an opportunity to talk about the differences between the Yale and Harvard contracts.
Local 26 President Brian Lang called union members’ achievements in New Haven "a source of inspiration." Local 35 President Bob Proto encouraged the Harvard workers to fight for important gains in their next contract, noting that "there’s a standard of quality of jobs that Harvard needs to raise up to Yale’s."
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