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Contract agreement reached at The Museum of Modern Art

United States

Jun 23, 2015 — Dear Friends,

We are pleased to announce that, due in no small part to your vocal and crucial support, an agreement has been reached between management and staff at The Museum of Modern Art.

Late yesterday the professional and administrative staff of The Museum of Modern Art, members of Local 2110 UAW, voted overwhelmingly to approve a new three-year contract with the Museum. The contract calls for employees to receive raises of between 3 and (for the lowest-paid staff) 10.4% in the first year, with about half the membership receiving at least 5%. All employees will receive additional 3% increases in 2016 and 2017. The new contract will preserve 100% paid health coverage for all employees with single coverage, and will reduce the cost of family coverage for most employees. In addition, the Museum agreed to withdraw its demand for in-network mandatory deductibles and reduced its demand for employee contributions toward hospitalization costs. The new contract will also improve child care and tuition benefits for employees and provide needed promotions and bonuses to employees in Visitors Services and Retail.

In the last hours, the Museum altered its negotiating positions substantially, particularly on health care benefits. We attribute this in part to the overwhelming support we received from friends and supporters like you outside the Museum. We thank you for joining our campaign and fighting with us. We could not have done it alone. Finally, we know that many of our counterparts in museums are not unionized and have no voice in their employment conditions. We are happy to speak with anyone who wants more information about organizing a museum union.

MoMA Employees of Local 2110

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