Workers at the Hispanic Society in Manhattan reached an agreement with Society administration and ratified a contract agreement on May 19, eight weeks after their strike began. The employees are represented by United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2110, which also reps staff at other prestigious museums including the Guggenheim, Whitney, and MoMA. At issue had been wage increases and minimum salaries for all union positions, among other sticking points. The union posted a victorious statement on Instagram saying they now have a strong contract with large raises, a labor management committee, protected health benefits, and more. It’s a far cry from what the administration offered initially, and a big win for workers.
Read the full story by Tessa Solomon for ARTnews, published May 22, 2023, here:https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/hispanic-society-union-ends-strike-ratifies-contract-1234669315/