“A fine mist filled my eyes and I caught myself holding back the tears,” writes Dereck Stafford Mangus, an artist and a security guard at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Philadelphia Museum Workers Vote for Strike as Union Talks Stall
The workers voted in favor of a strike authorization by a 99% margin just days after filing an unfair labor practice complaint against the museum.
MASS MoCA Workers Plan One-Day Strike to Protest “Lowball” Wages
The union seeks a minimum wage of $20 by the end of 2024; the museum offered only $16.
Dia Art Foundation Workers Seek a Union
“How can Dia, with its prestigious Board and reputation, justify paying us so much less than a livable wage?” one worker said.
LA’s Academy Museum Voluntarily Recognizes Workers’ Union
The announcement comes less than two months after a group of museum employees declared their intention to unionize.
2,000+ Join Rally in Solidarity With Philadelphia Museum of Art Workers
The union’s third rally since April brought together national and local labor leaders to demand that management meets at the bargaining table in good faith.
MFA Boston Workers Secure Wage Increases in First Union Contract
“This contract is a structural breakthrough for museum workers who have been underpaid as a group for years,” said staffer Martina Tanga.
Pro-Union Protesters Picket MoMA Gala Honoring Starbucks Chairwoman
As organizing efforts sweep across Starbucks stores nationwide, the company has repeatedly been accused of “union-busting.”
Months After Opening, LA’s Academy Museum Workers Move to Unionize
Staff cited wage discrepancies, allegedly inadequate responses to COVID-19 outbreaks, and being asked to do work outside their job description.
American Museum of Natural History Workers Vote to Unionize
Workers told Hyperallergic that they were tired of meager pay and a lack of job security.
Whitney Workers Crash Gala to Protest “Lowball” Wages
The union said that grass hedges were erected around the entrance, blocking the gala’s guests from seeing the protest outside.
The CCA Staff Union Strike Was About Fulfilling Promises
The strike was our collective push for a California College of the Arts that truly represented our values after years of our voices being dismissed, ignored, or patronized.