As security workers at the Seattle Art Museum vote to unionize this week, they await the outcome of three unfair labor practice charges they’ve leveled against the museum.
From Tuesday to May 31, about 65 of SAM’s internal security workers will vote in a National Labor Relations Board election on whether to form an independent union. If the security workers do vote to form a union, organizers say they would pursue increased wages and benefits, and added COVID-19 protections.
Since going public with their unionization efforts in January, union organizer Josh Davis said the workers have had many disagreements with SAM leadership. The security workers’ current union campaign is their second this year. SAM declined to voluntarily recognize the union representation in either…
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