In celebration of International Museum Day 2021, AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride participated in a virtual roundtable with Cultural Workers United members from across the country who shared their experiences as union activists and their motivations for joining the AFSCME family. Take a look!
2021: Year of Union Power
The COVID-19 pandemic, along with rising demands for equitable labor, solidified a new normal that is here to stay in the cultural sector: union power
Walters Art Museum Workers Announce Intent to Unionize
Workers at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore say it is time for the museum to value its workers as much as its art collection.
CWU 2020: A Year in Review
Despite looming threats of layoffs and furloughs, museum workers all over the country fought hard to demand a seat at the table and successfully organized their unions.
A Strong Voice for NYC Museum and Culture Workers
AFSCME DC 37 museum and cultural workers are on the frontlines of protecting and maintaining some of our nation’s most prized cultural institutions.
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art: Time for a Change
Tired of being disrespected and undervalued, employees decided it was time to have a voice.
AFSCME Library Workers Stepping Up
Here are a few stories of how AFSCME library workers are serving their communities during the COVID crisis.
Marciano Art Foundation: The Fight Continues
The effort to form a union came in response to low wages, precarious part time work and a desire to be treated with respect.
Workers at cultural institutions are coming together in strong unions across the country.