The administration met the union on all of its demands, including raises across the board and increased healthcare eligibility.
Three weeks into their strike, part-time professors are escalating their protests, backed by public figures and disgruntled parents.
Union members protested the unsatisfactory proposal presented by the museum after nearly a year of negotiations at play.
The workers, who make up 87% of faculty at the school, are striking until “a reasonable contract” is reached.
In open letters published by Hyperallergic, faculty and students at UC Irvine’s Art History and Visual Studies departments demand higher wages and more support for its academic workers.
The museum welcomed the workers back with an ice cream social, and many of them didn’t appreciate it.
As union members continue their indefinite strike, the museum’s social media profiles were flooded with messages of support for workers.
We are fighting for ourselves and the working standards we deserve, but we are also fighting for the heart and future of the institution.
Union members called for salary increases and pledged to hold the museum accountable to “its lip-service to social justice.”
The union says 60% of employees at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh make less than $15 an hour.
The museum and union have yet to agree on wages and healthcare.
The museum refused a Freedom of Information request, stating that it is a private entity and therefore not subject to the MPIA.