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

American Museum of Natural History Workers Vote to Unionize

Workers at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) elected to unionize by an 85% margin, votes tallied yesterday confirmed. They will join the Local 1559 chapter of DC 37, New York’s largest union representing public employees. That chapter already represents some 78 positions at the museum, but advertising leaders estimate that the latest vote … Read more

Seattle Art Museum Guards Are Trying to Unionize, But It Hasn’t Been Easy

A group of Seattle Art Museum visitor services employees who are leading union organizing at the institution (photo Amber Cortes/Hyperallergic) SEATTLE — For almost three weeks in a row during the month of February, a group of Seattle Art Museum (SAM) workers known as Visitor Service Officers (VSOs) who are seeking to unionize would send … 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