The museum offered some workers the option to forgo pay raises in exchange for keeping their jobs, union members told Hyperallergic.
Upon their first return to the museum after its six-month closure, Guggenheim members were welcomed by a digital screen reading pro-union messages.
Around 90 workers are organizing for better wages and benefits. “It’s about transparency,” one worker said. “We have no autonomy.”
Local 30 union members gathered at the entrance of MoMA PS1 in Queens after “strained” contract renegotiations. Workers say they are paid significantly less than their counterparts at MoMA in Manhattan.