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Unionised workers at MOCA Los Angeles ratify first contract with museum

Negotiations between museum leadership and the union had repeatedly been delayed due to Covid-19, administrative shakeups and more issues

Whitney Museum workers protest outside the institution’s fundraising gala over union contract negotiations

Around 100 demonstrators rallied outside the institution during its gala, hoping to give greater urgency to ongoing negotiations with museum leaders

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Whitney Museum staff protest against stalled contract negotiations at biennial’s VIP opening

Guests arriving at Tuesday’s reception were handed leaflets explaining the current state of negotiations between the newly formed union and museum administration

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State of the unions: why US museum workers are mobilising against their employers

With the arts sector increasingly vulnerable in the wake of the pandemic, a new breed of digitally optimised worker is emerging

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Employees at the Art Institute of Chicago museum and school vote to join union

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will now represent 266 employees at the museum and another 249 at the school

From NFTs to LFTs: 2021's biggest art stories—and what they mean

The Art Newspaper team picks apart this year’s most important developments, from demands for colonial restitution to the return of culture wars

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MFA Boston workers who unionised go on strike

More than 200 workers at the museum are striking for a day in protest of stalled contract negotiations

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Workers at the Brooklyn Museum vote overwhelmingly to form a union

Represented by a UAW local, curators, conservators, educators and others at the New York institution will now seek to negotiate a contract with management

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Brooklyn Museum employees seek to form a union bargaining unit

The labour chapter would represent 130 curators, conservators, front-desk staff and others

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After long talks, Guggenheim’s unionised employees sign agreement with the museum

Accord includes average pay increases of 10% and annual bonuses for on-call workers

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Employees at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh vote decisively to form a union

Goals include better pay and benefits, Covid-19 safety and a role in the institutions’ decision-making

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It is not just artists who are starving: how the US can rebuild its creative industry post-Covid

A proposal issued to both presidential campaigns by Americans for the Arts outlines a national strategy to put creative workers back to work

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With unemployment at an historic high, America's art workers band together

Labour organising is building across the culture sphere. Could an industry-wide arts union be next?

Tate will axe more than 300 jobs from its commercial arm next month

Director Maria Balshaw says the organisation has been left with “no option” but to resize as visitor figures and revenues plunge due to the pandemic

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Strike action looms at Tate and Southbank Centre as unions fight restructuring plans

Around 600 jobs are set to be axed across both sites as financial fallout from coronavirus pandemic intensifies

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Union accuses New Museum of ‘discriminatory’ layoffs and furloughs

Complaint to the National Labor Relations Board accuses institution of retaliating against bargaining unit members

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In a virtual rally, Carnegie Museums employees launch union organising drive

Goals include a greater role in decision-making at the four Pittsburgh institutions, which reopened Monday

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Labour organising committee assails Philadelphia museum’s use of a ‘union avoidance’ law firm

Employees call on the museum to take a position of neutrality in any union vote

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Workers at Philadelphia Museum of Art seek to unionise

Entreating management to recognise the union voluntarily, employees emphasise goals of equity, diversity and inclusion

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‘You can’t exactly walk a picket line in a pandemic’: New York union leader Maida Rosenstein on the crisis for museum workers

The president of the main museum union talks to us about what the organisation has been doing to secure jobs in the wake of coronavirus

UOVO employees vote against unionising after weeks of contention

The decision comes after the company was accused of using “aggressive and coercive tactics” against staff when they attempted to unionise in September

New York public officials threaten funding cuts for art storage company UOVO due to anti-union efforts

A letter sent to the company's leadership yesterday outlines “aggressive and coercive tactics” used against employees after they attempted to unionise last month

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New Museum and union reach agreement on a contract

After a strike threat, a marathon bargaining session results in an average pay increase of 8% for full-time employees

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New Museum employees vote to strike if no agreement is reached with management

Saying the two sides are sharply at odds, workers vote 69 to 3 in favour of a strike should progress prove elusive

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Rally at New Museum reception brings attention to union negotiations

Bargaining committee member says it is “feeling hopeful that progress will be made”

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Employees at the Guggenheim seek to unionise

Labour representative says the organisation is engaged in “union-busting” tactics

New Museum employees vote to unionise

Staff members overwhelmingly support joining a local that represents MoMA employees