Harvard may soon face its second labor strike of 2016, The Boston Globe reported.
Janitorial staff at Harvard have been negotiating a new contract with the university since Oct. 7. The janitors voted last week to authorize their union to call for a strike once their contract expires tonight, if no agreement is reached. Negotiations can continue past the deadline if union negotiators feel that significant progress is being made.
The strike would involve nearly 700 janitors and would be Harvard’s second labor strike in less than a month. October’s 20-day-long dining services strike was Harvard’s first labor strike in over 30 years.
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