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Tuesday, October 19 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
How to Unionize Your Museum

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This session will be a practical how-to discussion of the process of unionization, where attendees can learn from the real-life experience of people who have organized in the museum workplace. We’ll cover the enormous benefits of collective bargaining, including rights, benefits, and protections won by existing museum unions. But we’ll also have frank discussion of the major and myriad obstacles to unionizing. Museum workers need a space to talk about labor issues without fear of retaliation.


Bryan Cook

Carpenter, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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Claire Blechman

Digital Asset Manager, Bynder
I was the Digital Asset Manager at Peabody Essex Museum for 7 years. Now I am an onboarding manager at a DAM software company. Outside of work I am a socialist and an organizer.

Liz Jaff

Lead Paper Specialist and Lead Shop Steward, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum/ UIOE Local 30
I am an artist and  the Lead Paper Specialist at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum.  I am the Lead Shop Steward for our unit with the IUOE Local 30. 

Alexander Kauffman

Organizer, AFSCME DC47

Tuesday October 19, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
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