New Museum Union

Bronx Museum of the Arts (UAW Local 2110)

January 22, 2019

Dear New Museum Colleagues,

We at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA) are excited to hear of your union vote at the New Museum! We are one of the smaller cultural institutions represented by Local 2110. BxMA is far less well-endowed than MoMA, and there have been many years where the budget was tight. Nonetheless, because we are unionized, management has had to deal honestly with us about the financial situation. We’ve been able to maximize job protection in tough budget years while successfully pushing for economic improvements in better years. Without the leverage of a union, we would have no choice but to rely upon BxMA management to “take care of us,” something that is unlikely to happen when there is financial pressure.

We encourage you to vote yes in your upcoming election, and we are happy to join with you in the fight for fair treatment for museum workers across New York City.

In solidarity,

Katy Patil, Educations Program Coordinator
Skowman Hastanan, Registrar
Moises Rivera, Deputy Chief of Security
Yolanda Ramos, Senior Maintenance
Dashira Moeses, Security Officer
Ismael Aviles, Security Officer
Owen Beckford, Maintenance