This morning, workers in the basement warehouse of B&H Photo Video’s flagship store in Manhattan voted 46–14 to unionize, hoping to give themselves a voice in a work environment that many have described as hazardous and abusive.
Health and safety conditions at B&H Photo Video’s two warehouses in Brooklyn do not meet federal labor standards, investigators with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) have determined, confirming a number of worker allegations against the national electronics retailer.
Discriminatory labor practices, safety risks, verbal abuse, and personal humiliation — these allegations are among the many that workers at B&H Photo Video’s Midtown Manhattan store are making against the nation’s largest non-chain photo and video retailer.
Warehouse workers for B&H Photo Video voted for union representation with the United Steelworkers in a landslide victory, with 200 electing to unionize and 88 dissenting — amounting to a voter turnout of about 80%.
B&H Photo Video workers are continuing to push for unionization and improved work conditions in the national electronics retailer’s two Brooklyn warehouses, and although the company has intensified its attempts to quell these efforts, the campaign is gaining vast public support.
Just four days after B&H Photo Video employees announced their intention to form a union, describing hazardous working conditions and discriminatory practices at the photo and video retailer’s two Brooklyn warehouses, company representatives allegedly threatened them “with termination en masse.”
Workers for B&H Photo Video, the largest independent photo and video product store in the United States, are moving to unionize, demanding that the New York–based institution improve dangerous working conditions and cease acts of discrimination in its Brooklyn warehouses.
Today, members of the UK’s Public and Commercial Services Union commenced “indefinite strike action” at London’s National Gallery in a protest against the museum’s ongoing privatization plans.
On Monday evening, employees of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) who are members of the United Autoworkers Local 2110 voted to approve a new three-year contract that was offered by the museum’s administration on Friday.
This morning about 100 Museum of Modern Art employees who are members of the United Autoworkers’ Local 2110 delivered an open letter to museum director Glenn Lowry in his office.
Ever since the Museum of Modern Art’s contract negotiations with members of the United Autoworkers Local 2110 took a very public turn earlier this month, the Instagram account @MoMALocal2110 has been telling the stories of workers who would be affected by the proposed healthcare cuts.
A demonstration on Tuesday by workers at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) did little to advance negotiations between a union representing over 200 employees at the institution and museum administrators, who are maintaining their call for a cut to employee healthcare coverage.