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MoMA Employees Protest Cutbacks

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Proposed healthcare cuts to employee benefits sparked protest outside MoMA's annual Party in the Garden.  The suggestion to push healthcare costs back onto employees has met resistance and slowed contract negotiations; "'. . .we really love this work- nobody gets a job at a museum to become a millionaire,'" said library assistant Victoria Wong in ArtForum's coverage of this story (ARTFORUM).  The protest of about 100 people centered around the Museum's entrance where trustees passed to attend the annual gala.  Museum workers argue that the job already calls for overtime and uncompensated hours, and with expansions planned and the endowment steady many workers feel this is not a time to take cuts from their quality of life.  


Read more about this story in ARTFORUM and HYPERALLERGIC.

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