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Massachusetts Museum Workers Overwhelmingly Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The UAW

Published Tuesday, May 4, 2021
by The Associated Press Via The Bangor Daily News
Massachusetts Museum Workers Overwhelmingly Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The UAW

(NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS) - Workers at a Massachusetts museum have voted to join a union.  The Employees at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams approved affiliating with United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2110 by a 53-to-15 vote, according to a count conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), The Berkshire Eagle reported.

The votes had been submitted by mail over the past three weeks.

“It’s extremely gratifying and fills me with hope and optimism about the future,” Museum Employee Amanda Tobin said.

Those full-time and regular part-time Workers who had been with the museum since at least March 21st were eligible to vote.

Ninety-three employees including Curators, Art Fabricators, Educators, and “Front-Facing” Employees, were eligible.

The Workers in March cited job insecurity, low pay and layoffs during the Coronavirus Pandemic as their reasons for filing for Union Representation.

“We respect the choice to Unionize and look forward to working with UAW Local 2110 in continuing to cultivate an inclusive, diverse and sustainable workplace,” Tracy Moore, the Museum’s Interim Director, said in a statement.

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