Lab aides, though crucial to research, discover that it takes union campaigns to get their bosses' attention
Rondeau's career progression parallels an equally unusual transformation for Harvard, from a typical anti-union university to a model union shop. There and here, technicians have joined the ranks of academic workers trying to cope -- sometimes, through unions -- with the arrival of the modern university and its large, business-oriented atmosphere.
Some 1,000 research technicians are now part of a union at Harvard, where last fall the two sides signed a contract that both sides seem pleased with (see...
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