Negotiations between part-time faculty, administration in standstill

Negotiations between adjunct faculty and the Tufts administration appear to have reached a stalemate. According to Andy Klatt, a part-time professor in the Department of Romance Languages and a member of the faculty’s bargaining committee, the bargaining agreement was originally set to expire on June 30, but a series of disagreements between the negotiating parties have pushed […]


Four years in review

The Class of 2017’s years on the Hill were filled with changes to the university, impressive athletic feats and almost-constant political activism. In recognition of Tufts’ newest graduating class, the Daily has looked back on the last four years, highlighting their most memorable events, speeches, policy changes and tumultuous moments. 2013 to 2014 The Class […]


Activism at Tufts: As campus activism intensifies, tensions between student groups and administrators grow

Editor’s Notes: This series was reported by The Tufts Daily’s Investigative Team. Reena Karasin and Cathy Perloff contributed reporting. Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Part I Tufts made national headlines in May 2015 when students from Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) staged a 5-day hunger strike to protest the university’s plans to lay off […]


Activism at Tufts Part I: As campus activism intensifies, tensions between student groups and administrators grow

Editors notes: This series was reported by The Tufts Daily’s Investigative Team. Reena Karasin and Cathy Perloff contributed reporting. This is the first segment of a four-part series exploring the past, present and future of activism at Tufts. Tufts made national headlines in May 2015 when students from Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) staged a five-day […]


Students stage rally advocating for part-time faculty, amidst contract re-negotiations

Students from Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) gathered outside the Activity Fair tent on the Academic Quad during Jumbo Days yesterday afternoon to call on the university to meet the demands of part-time faculty, who are currently in the midst of re-negotiations over their contract expiring June 30. Part-time faculty at Tufts won their current contract in […]


Janitors organize around petition asking for better working conditions

Tufts janitors are organizing for better working conditions, starting with a petition listing demands published on the Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) Facebook page on April 6 and culminating most recently with a demonstration on Friday during Jumbo Days. The petition calls on Tufts and Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) Services, the company Tufts contracts for its custodial labor, […]


Part-time faculty prepare to renegotiate contract

The collective bargaining agreement for part-time adjunct faculty at Tufts is due to expire on June 30, and re-negotiations have begun between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Tufts administrators. Since the adjunct faculty at Tufts formed a union in 2013, their contract with Tufts has become a model for other schools in the Greater Boston area […]


Janitors vote to approve new contract, gain heath benefits, hourly salaries

Tufts janitors voted in support of a new contract Thursday, with 132 janitors voting in favor and three against, thereby establishing the contract as the official workplace agreement for the next four years, according to 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Regional Communications Director of New England Eugenio Villasante. SEIU, the union representing Tufts janitors, and Cushman […]


Agreement reached on janitor contract, strike avoided

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32BJ and Cushman and Wakefield (C&W) Services reached an agreement on Tufts janitors’ contracts two hours before the negotiating deadline yesterday evening. The agreement avoided a strike that janitors had voted to authorize and would have likely gone into effect if an agreement had not been reached, according to Regional Communications Manager for […]


TLC holds community-wide rally supporting janitors during contract negotiations

About 175 people gathered outside Ballou Hall on a rainy Oct. 22 for a rally organized by Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC). The rally was in support of Tufts janitors’ demands for their contracts with Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) Services as the Oct. 31 contract negotiatation deadline approaches, according to TLC member junior Nicole Joseph. Among those in attendance were students, […]


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