Workers are charging the museum’s leadership with “obstructing the free and fair election process through anti-union activity.”
The museum has recognized the collective bargaining unit, bypassing the union election.
While the museum is often billed as a progressive institution, some workers have spoken out against a starkly different reality behind closed doors.
Since the start of the pandemic, the Whitney has laid off approximately 20% of its staff.
More than 150 employees are organizing to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which represents the museum’s security guards.