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Sotheby’s Art Handlers Resolve Contract Dispute: IT’S OVER!

by Hrag Vartanian on May 31, 2012

Proof that OWS helps? Ask the Sotheby’s Art Handlers.

Teamsters Local 814, which represents the 42 workers of the Sotheby’s art handlers’ union, has settled their 10-month dispute with the Sotheby’s auction house.

Crain’s New York reports that the three-year deal, reached in the last week, boosts wages 1% in each year, lifts the starting salary to $18.50 an hour, and maintains the workers’ benefits.

We’ve been reporting about the Sotheby’s art handlers’ lockout from the beginning and we’re glad that a resolution that protects union jobs has been achieved.

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  • Zigi Lowenberg

    Great news, thanks for reporting it. Stood with them one rainy night…all making a joyful noise. “You say UNION, I say POWER!” Kudos to Arts and Labor working group and Occupy Museums for collaborating in bringing solidarity forces to the mix.

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