Posts tagged UAW Local 2110
HarperCollins Union Workers Planning Second Strike in November
October 20, 2022 // According to Local 2110, the union represents more than 250 employees in editorial, sales, publicity, design, legal, and marketing departments at HarperCollins. Negotiations for "higher pay, a greater commitment to diversifying staff and stronger union protection" began December 2021 and unionized employees have been working without a contract "since April 2022," according to a release from the union. The planned November walkout will be the second authorized strike this year after a one-day strike on July 20 that saw unionized employees picketing in front of the publisher's offices over the continued failure of negotiations.
MFA union ratifies its first contract
June 30, 2022 // The MFA Union represents all non-managerial employees who are not already represented by another collective bargaining agreement, and includes hourly front-of-house staff and part-time educators as well as members of administrative, technical, curatorial and conservation departments. Union leaders said the salary minimums will improve pay equity across departments and raise salaries up to industry standards. Curators and conservators, who are typically paid less than salaried professionals in other departments, will see the biggest gains. “There is room for improvement in museum compensation as an industry, but this is a step in that direction … so hopefully we don’t get so behind industry standards in the future,” said Eve Mayberger, a member of the bargaining committee and an assistant objects conservator at the museum. “It is a huge improvement for many of our unit members.” Matthew Teitelbaum, Maida Rosenstein
Film Forum Workers Vote to Unionize in NLRB Election
June 21, 2022 // Full and part-time staffers who work in the theater, in programming, publicity, facilities and administration participated in the vote. According to the union, employees hope unionizing will improve compensation, change organizational development practices and standardize work conditions for workers across departments. The union adds that workers’ experience throughout the pandemic with furloughs and health and safety concerns helped spur their unionization attempt. Chad Bolton, Claudia Francois, Stephanie Gross, sustainable workplace, Alamo Drafthouse theater, Anthology Film Archives, Film at Lincoln Center,
Teachers at the Blue Man Group’s “Progressive” School Strike Over Union Busting
May 27, 2022 // The private Blue School in New York teaches labor history. Its teachers just walked off the job.
State of the unions: why US museum workers are mobilising against their employers
February 4, 2022 // TA report by the American Alliance of Museums, published in April 2021, found that museums closed to the public for an average of 28 weeks during 2020. More than 75% of those surveyed stated that their income fell by an average of 40% that year, while 56% went through rounds of layoffs and furloughs. Rehiring, in most cases, is off the table. Those who kept their positions have had to pick up the slack.