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Storm King Workers Push Unionization Amid Art Center’s $45 M. Revamp – ARTnews.com

Employees at the Storm King Art Center, a sculpture park in upstate New York, announced plans to unionize late last month, the Art Newspaper reported Tuesday. The move follows the non-profit’s announcement in August of a $45 million revamp of its campus. Staff organizers, who come across numerous departments of the outdoor destination, detailed their plans to join the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), ...

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The week in art news – striking Philadelphia Museum of Art workers reach contract agreement

A 19-day strike by workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art has come to an end, with an agreement for a three-year contract reached between the museum and the PMA Union. Unionised workers returned to work on Monday (17 October), after 99 per cent had voted in favour of the contract. Negotiations have been ongoing  since 2019, with the PMA Union formed the following ...

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Thieves Steal from Unwitting Workers at Lower East Side Galleries – ARTnews.com

This past weekend, a group of young thieves visited a group of galleries on New York’s Lower East Side, where they walked away with handbags, credit cards, and more. No art was stolen in the process, however. According to Artnet News, which first reported on the series of thefts, at least four galleries were targeted: Betty Cuningham, Derosia, Hashimoto Contemporary, and Nicodim. News of ...

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Tacoma Art Museum Workers Push to Unionize—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE. Have you had enough of AI-generated art? Well, so have some artists. Business Insider took a deep dive into the case of artists who claim that their work is being copied by AI image generators. “I feel like something’s happening that I can’t control,” said artist Greg Rutkowski. He’s not alone. IGN reports that AT, ...

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Christie’s ‘Art Handler’ Shirts Draw Criticism from Cultural Workers – ARTnews.com

A new clothing collaboration between Christie’s and Highsnobiety is drawing criticism from an art handlers organization who see the joint retail project as exploitative. The clothing line, which has been released jointly by Christie’s and the online fashion publisher, includes sweatshirts, t-shirts, and tote bags reading “art handler” — priced between $50 and $125. A marketing campaign advertising the line depicts models donning the ...

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Union Workers Hold a One-Day Warning Strike – ARTnews.com

Union members comprising staff of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) are striking today as a warning to museum management. The one-day only strike includes more than 150 workers across nearly all departments of the institution. This is the latest move amid a prolonged and contentious period of contract negotiations that began in October 2020 between the museum and its employees over health care, ...

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Workers at Dia Art Foundation Vote to Unionize – ARTnews.com

The staff at the Dia Art Foundation announced Tuesday that they voted officially to unionize with Local 2110 Union of Auto Workers, which also represents museum staff members at the Guggenheim, MASS MoCA, the Whitney, and many others. The National Labor Relations Board tallied up the ballots of union-eligible staff members and found the vote passed with 90% in favor. Eligible staff includes archivists, ...

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Philadelphia Museum Workers Vote to Strike After Labor Complaint – ARTnews.com

Unionized workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art voted Tuesday to authorize a strike amid what they described as fraying relations with leadership during a protracted period of contract negotiations. The vote came just days after the union filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board, which could investigate the museum. The workers claimed that the museum’s leadership had engaged ...

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Unionized MASS MoCA Workers to Strike Amid Contract Negotiations – ARTnews.com

The approximately 100 unionized employees at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, will go on strike on August 19, the union announced on Monday. The MASS MoCA staff voted to join Local 2110 UAW, which also represents museum workers at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, and the Guggenheim, last summer. Since then, the unionized employees have been trying to bargain for their ...

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Art Industry News: Workers at the Baltimore Museum of Art Vote to Unionize, Pointing to ‘Unlivable Wages’ + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Friday, July 15. NEED TO READ Horniman Museum and Gardens Named Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022 – The museum located in Forest Hill beat out four other finalists for the £100,000 prize. It ...

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