No End in Sight to Strike by Harvard’s Cafeteria Workers Over Wages


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Cafeteria workers at Harvard have been on strike over what they say are unfair wages and benefits.

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Charlie Mahoney for The New York Times

A dispute over wages and benefits between Harvard and its cafeteria workers has led to a strike that is now in its seventh day, with no immediate resolution in sight, an official at the nation’s wealthiest university said on Tuesday.

Harvard was relying on employees who volunteered to work in the university’s dining halls, which were operating on a skeleton schedule and offering reduced options and boxed lunches.

In a draft of a letter to be posted universitywide on Tuesday, by Marilyn Hausammann, Harvard’s vice president for human resources, detailed the university’s disappointment with the workers’ union, Unite Here Local…



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