Harvard has $35 billion. Campus workers want $35,000.

I go to the richest university on the planet, but that hasn’t stopped our administration from trying to make healthcare unaffordable for its dining hall workers. Harvard University Dining Service workers, members of Unite Here Local 26 have been on strike for 17 days to demand fair working conditions. Harvard has an endowment of over $35 billion, and workers on my campus are asking for an income of just $35,000 and no price hikes on health insurance.

Will you support striking Harvard workers and tell President Faust to show them the respect they deserve?

Student Labor Action Movement, USAS Local 5 is mobilizing students in solidarity with workers to fight back against these attacks. We’re winning huge support already. Half of the undergraduate student body has signed a petition in support of worker demands; the Boston and Cambridge City Councils have joined the Harvard Undergraduate Council in endorsing the strike; and on Monday hundreds of students walked out of class to demonstrate to the administration that workers are an integral part of the Harvard community and we will not tolerate exploitation on our campus. The Harvard Corporation is still hiding behind its greed. We need your help. Tell President Faust to end the strike and offer affordable health care and a sustainable income for Harvard workers.

If you are able, please support the Harvard Dining Hall workers’ Strike Assistance Fund.

We know that when students and workers unite, we’re unstoppable! We’ll be in the streets until dining hall workers get the income and benefits they deserve.


In solidarity,

Tim Shea

Harvard SLAM, USAS Local 5