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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One reply on “Sotheby’s Art Handlers Resolve Contract Dispute: IT’S OVER!”

  1. 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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