The three-year collective bargaining agreement represents the museum’s art handlers and facilities staff: 22 full-time employees and 145 on-call staff.
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Jon Feng, a Members and Visitors Services Representative, said the union will redistribute power to “give greater consideration to those in the most precarious positions.”
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.”
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.
This will make MOCA only the second museum in Los Angeles after the Museum of Tolerance to have a union.
Workers at the white-glove art logistics company have announced their intention to form a union with Teamsters Local 814 for better healthcare and benefits.