New Museum Union

Barnard Contingent Faculty (UAW Local 2110)

January 18, 2019


To our colleagues in the New Museum Union:

We are contingent (non-tenure-track) faculty at Barnard College and proud members of UAW Local 2110. Our bargaining unit, BCF-UAW, represents all part-time faculty and many full-time faculty at Barnard. With the support of Local 2110, we secured in 2017 a contract that set nation-leading wages for contingent faculty and improved our benefits, professional development, and job security in significant ways.

By voting “YES” on January 24, you are taking a crucial step towards equity and justice. Despite what you might hear from management, unionization will only enhance the New Museum’s ability to pursue its mission. At Barnard, we are very familiar with how low a supposedly progressive management can stoop in demonizing unions. Yet since organizing, we have strengthened our voice at the workplace, developed a direct relationship with Barnard management, and in doing so have strengthened teaching and learning conditions for our students.

We are thrilled to welcome you to 2110. You are joining a vibrant and activist union of academic workers, culture workers, office workers, and others at dozens of workplaces in New York City and beyond.

In solidarity,

Siobhan Burke
Dept. of Dance
BCF Bargaining Committee

R. Todd Rouhe
Dept. of Architecture
BCF Bargaining Committee

Sonam Singh
Dept. of English
BCF Bargaining Committee