United States

Harvard directly owns properties in the United States as well, including the DoubleTree hotel in Allston and vineyards in California,

Recent updates about all US holdings.

Recent updates about the DoubleTree campaign.

Harvard directly owns the DoubleTree Allston hotel through Harvard Real Estate. It purchased the hotel in 2005 though Harvard Real Estate. The hotel is now under boycott.

On April 10th, The Harvard Crimson staff wrote that Harvard “should also not forget employees of his own hotel, such as those who work at the Harvard-owned DoubleTree Suites hotel in Boston. As of now, these workers are also not unionized, although they have recently expressed interest in unionizing. In their statement of interest, DoubleTree workers petitioned, “We demand that the owner, Harvard University, and management of the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston, respect our signatures and agree to a fair process for us to decide whether to have union representation without management interference and intimidation.” Harvard should do what it can to guarantee a fair unionization process for employees at the DoubleTree, and exert pressure on Le Méridien to do the same.”

Resources:

Employees of Harvard-Owned DoubleTree Suites Consider Joining Union, The Harvard Crimson, March 12 2013

Let Them Unionize: Harvard must help hotel employees get fair treatment by The Crimson Staff, April 10 2013

Harvard’s Hotel, Harvard’s Standards by Gabriel Bayard and Matthew Stoltz, The Harvard Crimson, April 19 2013

DoubleTree Hotel Workers Allege Illegal Interference With Unionization Process, The Harvard Crimson, April 22 2013

Letter to the Editor: Abuse at DoubleTree by Delmy Lemus, April 24 2013

DoubleTree Boycott Launch Draws More Than 100 Workers, Advocates, The Harvard Crimson, March 28, 2014

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