About Us

AFSCME Cultural Workers United (CWU) is a national campaign dedicated to supporting the organizing efforts of workers across public and private cultural institutions. We represent 40,000 cultural workers across the country, more than any other union, including 10,000 museum workers at 100 cultural institutions and 25,000 library workers at 275 libraries. 

Our members provide vital services that keep America’s cultural institutions running. We are curators, library assistants, security officers, zookeepers, conservators, facilities workers, educators and so much more.  

Our movement includes employees from the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures,  the Art Institute of Chicago, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the MET, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A. (MOCA) and many others across the country. Click here to see a list of more cultural workers we represent.

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