Milwaukee Art Museum Workers Win Organizing Campaign!

Union Yes at the Milwaukee Art Museum as 141 workers overwhelmingly voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local Lodge 66.

The new Machinists Union members work in every capacity at the Milwaukee Art Museum including Visitor Services, Food and Beverage, Education & Programs, Information Systems, Facilities and more.

“I’m proud to welcome Milwaukee Art Museum workers to the IAM,” said IAM District 10 Directing Business Representative Alex Hoekstra. “Your solidarity through challenging and uncertain times is truly inspiring. Together we will affect real change at work.”

Wisconsin workers are organizing in the face of an unprecedented year for working people. The COVID-19 health pandemic, its economic fallout, and long-standing structural racism have brought into renewed focus the importance of having a voice on the job with a union. Together in union, the workers of the Milwaukee Art Museum have claimed a seat at the table. Their voices will be heard and respected as they together work to make positive change in the workplace and in the community through the collective bargaining process.

“MAM workers overcame a year of tremendous obstacles to achieve this victory and claim their seat at the table,” said IAM District 10 Organizer Anne Wiberg. “The hard work and unwavering solidarity of the organizing team made this historic wall-to-wall union possible.”

Congratulations and welcome to Wisconsin’s newest union members at the Milwaukee Art Museum.  

In Solidarity,

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President

Dennis Delie, Secretary-Treasurer

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