The union would include art handlers, curators, development staff, educators, visitor experience and retail employees, and other administrative staff.
The three-year collective bargaining agreement represents the museum’s art handlers and facilities staff: 22 full-time employees and 145 on-call staff.
Hyperallergic acquired documents raising questions about board member self-interest and tax-exempt bond misuse at the crisis-stricken art college under investigation.
“Unions Renewed” explores the changing role of organized labor under financial capitalism. It maps meaningfully onto the arts.
In a ballot count on November 24, 99% voted “yes” to join the United Academics of Philadelphia.
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.
On Labor Day, adjunct and full-time faculty at UArts announced their union efforts and rallied outside the school to ask the university to voluntarily recognize their union.
The PMA Union will become one of the largest unionized museum workforces in the country.
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.”