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The Art Newspaper, “Art unions need to agitate beyond worker contracts,” by Dana Kopel (September 4, 2020)

HAHA MAGAZINE, “Dana Kopel on the New Museum Union,” by Ginger Rudolph (dur. 55:18, July 23, 2020)

The Art Newspaper Podcast, “Staff cuts: are museums protecting their workers?,” interview with Francesca Altamura and Dana Kopel, by Margaret Carrigan (dur. 1:14:45, July 17, 2020)

Art in America, “Hard Truths: What is an Ethical Museum?,” by Dana Kopel (dur. 53:13, May 19, 2020)

SSENSE, “The Museum Does Not Exist: Pay What You Can, See What You Can't,” by Dana Kopel (May 13, 2020)

Burnaway, “No Regrets: Lily Bartle and Dana Kopel of the New Museum Union,” by Ben Beckett (February 11, 2020)

Arts of the Working Class Magazine, “Can institutions care about their workers?,” by Members of the New Museum Union (Issue 9, "Everyone is Gay," December 2019) [PDF]

Amplify Arts, “AC Response,” by Dana Kopel (November 15, 2020)

e-flux Podcast, “The New Museum Union on collective bargaining,” interview with Francesca Altamura, Dana Kopel, and Gabriel Gordon, by Rachel Ichniowski (dur. 33:10, October 11, 2019)

Art & Labor Podcast, “New Museum Union,” interview with Lily Bartle, Alicia Graziano, and Dana Kopel, by Art & Labor (Episode 29, dur. 1:05:26, January 2019)

Jacobin, “A Fight at the Museum: Interview with Lily Bartle,” by Meagan Day (January 23, 2019)

ARTnew, “Workers at New York’s Whitney Museum Vote to Join Union,” by Alex Greenberger (August 2, 2021)

In These Times, “The Roots of Today's White Collar Union Wave Are Deeper Than You Think,” by Hamilton Noland (June 17, 2021)

Jacobin, “Workers at the Whitney Museum Just Won a Union: Interview with Karissa Francis,” by Aqsa Ahmad (May 28, 2021)

New York Times, “Workers at the Whitney Museum Move to Form a Union,” by Colin Moynihan (May 17, 2021)

Art Papers, “The Museum Union Wave,” by Maxwell Paparella (March 10, 2021)

The New Republic, “The Artist Isn't Dead,” by Robin Kaiser-Schatzlein (January 4, 2021)

Hyperallergic, “The 20 Most Powerless People in the Art World: 2020 Edition,” by The Editors (December 29, 2020)

Artnet, “Art Industry News: Report Claims Director Lisa Phillips Runs the New Museum Like a ‘Sweatshop’ and ‘Private Fiefdom’ + Other Stories,” by Artnet News (October 5, 2020)

New York Times, “The New Museum Is World Class, But Many Find It a Tough Place to Work,” by Robin Pogrebin (October 5, 2020)

New York Times, “Museum Boss Salaries: Reduced but Still an Issue Amid Wider Cutbacks,” by Robin Pogrebin (August 18, 2020)

Hyperallergic, “New Museum Faces Charges of Unfair Labor Practices in a Union Complaint,” by Hakim Bishara (August 11, 2020)

Artnews, “‘This Moment Is Like a Tornado’: In the Past Month Alone, 17 American Museums Have Cut Almost 1,500 Jobs,” by Sarah Cascone (July 8, 2020)

Hyperallergic, “Brooklyn Museum Lays Off 29 Workers; New Museum Lays Off 18,” by Hakim Bishara (July 8, 2020)

Hyperallergic, “Artists Parody New Museum, Calling Out Its “Political Inaction,” by Hakim Bishara (June 30, 2020)

Collecteurs, “SUBSTANCE 100: What is the purpose of art in the 21st Century?” (April 11, 2020)

Hyperallergic, “A Workshop for Building Solidarity Among Art Workers,” by Dessane Lopez Cassell (April 7, 2020)

Los Angeles Times, “What’s next for nonprofit museums after the closing of the Marciano Art Foundation?,” by Carolina A. Miranda (November 8, 2019)

frieze, “After a Contract Fight with its Workers, the New Museum Opens Hans Haacke’s ‘All Connected’,” by Alyssa Battistoni (October 25, 2019)

Artnews, “New Museum and Newly Minted Union Agree to Five-Year Contract,” by Alex Greenberger (October 2, 2019)

Hyperallergic, “After Strained Negotiations, New Museum Signs Five-Year Contract With Union Workers,” by Hakim Bishara (October 2, 2019)

Bowery Boogie, “Nascent New Museum Union Threatens Strike” (October 1, 2019)

Hyperallergic, “New Museum Union Workers Threaten a Strike Over Contract Negotiations,” by Hakim Bishara (September 30, 2019)

Artforum, “New Museum Union Plans to Strike if Contract Remains Unsettled” (September 27, 2019)

Burnaway, “You Can't Eat Prestige,” by Ben Beckett (September 2, 2019)

Union Track, “Labor Wins in 2019: Union Drives at BuzzFeed and NYC’s New Museum,” by Ken Green (August 6, 2019)

New York Times, “Inside Hushed Museum Hallways, a Rumble Over Pay Grows Louder,” by Elizabeth A. Harris and Robin Pogrebin (July 22, 2019)

Jezebel, “The New Museum's Union Resistance Contradicts Its Radical Inception,” by Hazel Cills (April 22, 2019)

Art in America, “Issues & Commentary: Organizing the Museum,” by Sarah Resnick (April 1, 2019)

The Art Newspaper, “Art world inequities spark labour campaign by museum workers,” by Jillian Steinhauer (March 8, 2019)

Artspace, “Unionizing in the Art World Isn't New: A Brief History of New York's Influential (and Unfortunately Defunct) Artist Union,” by Artspace Editors (January 31, 2019)

Artnews, “New Museum Union Votes to Join Local 2110,” by Alex Greenberger (January 24, 2019)

New York Times, “Workers at the New Museum Vote to Unionize,” by Colin Moynihan (January 24, 2019)

Hyperallergic, “New Museum Staffers Vote to Unionize,” by Jasmine Weber (January 24, 2019)

Artnet News, “In a Landslide Decision, Employees at the New Museum Vote to Unionize,” by Rachel Corbett and Julia Halperin (January 24, 2019)

New York Times, “Imminent Vote Sparks Debate at Manhattan’s New Museum,” by Colin Moynihan (January 23, 2019)

Artforum, “Do the Right Thing: Artist's Urge New Museum to Allow Staff to Unionize” (January 18, 2019)

Architect Magazine, “New Museum Employees Voting to Unionize,” by Eva Hagberg Fisher (January 18, 2019)

Art Critique, “Museum Workers in New York City Fight Back,” by Maria Trujillo (January 18, 2019)

ArtReview, “New Museum takes action against staff unionization” (January 17, 2019)

Frieze, “New Museum Staffers Prepare to Unionize; Management Hire Union-Busting Firm” (January 15, 2019)

Artnet News, "The Gray Market: Why the New Museum’s Union Reckoning Reflects a Much Bigger Problem (and Other Insights)," by Tim Schneider (January 14, 2019)

Hyperallergic, “New Museum Staff Launches Campaign to Unionize, Urging ‘Critical Changes,’” by Jasmine Weber (January 11, 2019)

ARTnews, “Workers Assemble at New York’s New Museum in Effort to Unionize,” by Alex Greenberger (January 11, 2019)

Artnet News, “‘People Can’t Live on the Salaries They’re Making’: New Museum Staffers Stage a Demonstration to Support Unionizing,” by Sarah Cascone (January 11, 2019)

The Art Newspaper, “New Museum staff hold rally in support of unionizing,” by Victoria Stapley-Brown (January 11, 2019)

Artsy, “Staff at the New Museum initiated the process of forming a union,” by Benjamin Sutton (January 11, 2019)

ARTnews, newsletter, “Morning Links: Stephen Varble Edition” (January 11, 2019)

Art & Education, “New Museum Staffers Move to Unionize” (January 11, 2019)

Artforum, “New Museum Pushes Back on Against Staff’s Effort to Unionize,” by Lauren Cavalli (January 11, 2019)

ARTnews, “Workers at New York’s New Museum Take Steps Toward Unionizing,” by Alex Greenberger (January 10, 2019

Artforum, “New Museum Staffers Move to Unionize” (January 10, 2019)

Artnet News, “The New Museum’s Staff Has Begun Pushing to Unionize—and Top Leadership Isn’t Thrilled,” by Ben Davis and Sarah Cascone (January 10, 2019)