Months After Opening, LA’s Academy Museum Workers Move to Unionize

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (photo by Joshua White; JWPictures/© Academy Museum Foundation; courtesy Academy Museum) In a statement released on Thursday, May 26, workers at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles announced their intention to form a union with AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The … Read more

Decades After Philadelphia’s MOVE Bombing, Penn Museum Still Keeps Secrets on the Remains of 12-Year-Old Girl

Last April, I was one of two people to break the story about Penn Museum’s retention of remains of Black girls murdered in a police bombing. The headquarters and home of the MOVE Organization — a group of mostly Black people, organized together by the tenets of John Africa —was bombed by the city. The … Read more

Wexner Center for the Arts Workers Move to Unionize

Workers at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, are the latest to join the nationwide trend of unionization at cultural institutions. Announced last week, Wex Workers United represents workers across the center’s departments who seek to unionize with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 8. On Friday, … Read more