As the HUDS strike is beginning, we’re reaching out to publicly state our endorsement of the HUDS workers in their strike. The people who work in our Dining Halls- in the kitchen, in the servery, and swiping- make dining at Harvard possible and are an integral part of our community.
We are standing together with the HUDS team who slept in the dining halls during terrible winter storms to ensure we were fed, who remember our names and ask us how our days are going, and who always welcome us with a smile.
We hope that the University and the HUDS team will be able to reach an agreement, soon, so that they can come back to where they want to be- at work. Yet we recognize that in order for this to happen- the deal must be sustainable, fair, and equitable for HUDS workers supporting themselves and their families.
We may not all agree on every component of the arguments brought by the University or the strikers. Yet we can certainly all agree that without the HUDS workers, our houses and dining halls are incomplete. In order for the Harvard community to be complete, we believe all of its members need to feel equally valued and respected.
The Harvard Undergraduate Council