About Cultural Workers United

AFSCME members provide the vital services that make America happen. We are nurses, corrections officers, childcare providers, EMTs, sanitation workers, library workers, museum workers and more. AFSCME represents more cultural workers than any other union, including 10,000 museum workers at 91 cultural institutions in the public and private sector, and more than 25,000 library workers at 275 public and private libraries, representing more than 35,000 workers across the country.

We represent employees at the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the MET, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A. (MOCA), the Museum of Tolerance, the American Museum of Natural History, the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Detroit Historical Society, and many others across the country. AFSCME represents members in botanical gardens, zoos, planetariums, science centers, museums, libraries and other cultural institutions such as the New York Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo, and the New York Aquarium.

AFSCME stands strong behind cultural workers fighting for better working conditions, pay, and scheduling.

Buttons from the MOCA organizing drive
AFSCME Council 32 members demand better working conditions