Union organizers at the Brooklyn Academy of Music said the coronavirus caused them to shift their bargaining priorities to job security.
“We trust our faculty as thoughtful scholars and creatives, and I support the faculty’s ability to do thorough research and make a quality decision about what they want for their future,” said David Yager, President and CEO of UArts.
The new CARES Act calls for “union neutrality” for companies with 500-10,000 employees receiving loans, which may impact the wave of unionizations at nonprofit museums.
Recently unionized workers urge the Guggenheim’s trustees to wield their influence on the museum’s “reluctant” management.
The staff, who have filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board, claim that “working conditions were not up to par.”
A panel at Verso Books discusses recent union efforts by art handlers at Uovo Fine Art and the ongoing struggles of arts workers to organize their workplaces and industry.
Former employees of the Marciano Art Foundation gathered at Rodeo Drive’s Guess storefront to distribute flyers about their unionization attempt. Union members staged simultaneous actions in solidarity on the East Coast.
About 50 employees of the Museum of Contemporary Art gathered outside of MOCA Director Klaus Biesenbach’s office this morning and read a statement that formally declared their plans to form a union.
Usually prepped to dole out exhibition information to museum art-goers, last night the workers had a 400-dollar a plate dinner to protest and pedestrians to inform.
Since 2016, Olivia Marciano has served as the Foundation’s Artistic Director and is today a board member at the arts nonprofit LAXART. Former employees are demanding she speak up.
Around 50 workers assembled to protest the foundation’s announcement that it would be laying off its visitor services staff and shuttering its doors to the public. These developments came only days after a group of employees made public their decision to unionize.
Citing low attendance, the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles announced its decision to close indefinitely. The closure came just days after 60 employees publicly announced intentions to unionize.