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“Your ‘Solidarity Through Challenging And Uncertain Times Is Truly Inspiring.’ ‘Together We Will Affect Real Change At Work.’” - 141 Milwaukee Art Museum Workers Vote To ‘Go Union’ - Join Machinists Union

Published Thursday, November 19, 2020
by IAM News
“Your ‘Solidarity Through Challenging And Uncertain Times Is Truly Inspiring.’  ‘Together We Will Affect Real Change At Work.’” - 141 Milwaukee Art Museum Workers Vote To ‘Go Union’ - Join Machinists Union

(MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN) - A group of 141 Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) Employees have voted to become Union Members, represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW). 

The new IAMAW Union Members work in every capacity at the Milwaukee Art Museum, including Visitor Services, Food and Beverage, Education & Programs, Information Systems, Facilities and more.

“I’m ‘proud to welcome’ Milwaukee Art Museum Workers to the IAM,” IAM District 10 Directing Business Representative Alex Hoekstra said. “Your ‘solidarity through challenging and uncertain times is truly inspiring.’  ‘Together we will affect real change at work.’”

“MAM Workers ‘overcame a year of tremendous obstacles to achieve this victory and claim their seat at the table,’” said IAM District 10 Organizer Anne Wiberg. “The ‘hard work and unwavering solidarity of the Organizing Team made this historic wall-to-wall Union possible.’”

“I ‘want to welcome these members to the Machinists Union Family,’” IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway said. “I’m ‘so proud of them for educating themselves about the benefits of the IAM and working so hard for Union Representation and a voice in their workplace.’  ‘Unions aren’t just for Manufacturing Workers, they have a place in every working environment.’”

The Union Election was conducted by mail ballots and were returned to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Region 18 Office in early November.  A final tally showed support for the Union in the realm of 72%. 

IAMAW is among the largest Industrial Trade Unions in North America and represents nearly 600,000 active and retired Members in the manufacturing, aerospace, defense, airlines, transportation, ship building, wood-working, health care, and other industries.

To Directly Access This Organizing Labor News Report, Go To: www.goiam.org/news/milwaukee-art-museum-workers-overwhelmingly-vote-to-join-machinists-union/?fbclid=IwAR17HcBbAqtuM9-gFOuHNdBjwbyejaTb4MdIvPY6Y8n2G42AMwhbqOqRSeE

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