Academy Museum Workers United

Dear Fellow Coworkers,

We are excited to announce that we have reached majority support for our intent to unionize as Academy Museum Workers United (AMWU) with AFSCME Council 36.

A majority of eligible staff across departments have expressed their desire to form our union. We are seeking a better path forward, one in which we, as the founding employees of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, will have a voice to guide this institution to a more just, equitable, and inclusive future.

Working through the pandemic, we have brought to life the magnificent history of motion pictures and made it accessible to the vibrant communities of Los Angeles. We came together during the summer of 2021, months before the museum opened, to find ways to improve our safety and working conditions. For this museum to be successful, its workers must be safe and respected.

It is because we believe in this institution that we are forming our union. We believe in its mission to be radically inclusive, and we believe in our mission to service and be an agent of positive change in our community.

Our vision for positive change includes, but is not limited to:

  • Job security for all workers
  • Fair and livable wages
  • Increased transparency
  • Safety
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Management accountability

Now that we have reached majority support, we ask that management recognize Academy Museum workers United as our union. We hope to work together with museum leadership to ensure a fair and equitable contract. We have much work ahead to help solidify the foundation of this new institution and set industry standards for working conditions at cultural institutions across Los Angeles.

Please join us in our efforts.

Queridos compañeres de trabajo,

Nos complace anunciar que hemos alcanzado un apoyo mayoritario con nuestra intención de sindicalizarnos como Academy Museum Workers United (AMWU) con el Consejo 36 de AFSCME.

La mayoría del personal elegible en todos los departamentos han expresado su deseo de formar nuestro sindicato. Nosotros estamos buscando un mejor camino a seguir, uno en el que nosotros, como empleados fundadores del Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, tengamos una voz para guiar a esta institución hacia un futuro más justo, equitativo e inclusivo.

Trabajando durante la pandemia, hemos dado vida a la magnífica historia de las películas y los hemos hecho accesible a las comunidades vibrantes de Los Ángeles. Nos reunimos durante el verano de 2021, meses antes de que abriera el museo, para encontrar formas de mejorar nuestra seguridad y condiciones de trabajo, porque para que este museo tenga éxito, sus trabajadores deben estar seguros y ser respetados.

Es porque creemos en esta institución que estamos formando nuestro sindicato. Creemos en su misión de ser radicalmente inclusivos y creemos en nuestra misión de servir y ser un agente de cambio positivo en nuestra comunidad.

Nuestra visión para un cambio positivo incluye, pero no se limita a:

  • Seguridad laboral para todos los trabajadores
  • Salarios justos y dignos
  • Aumentar la transparencia en el trabajo
  • Seguridad
  • Oportunidades para avanzar
  • De exigir rendición de cuentas a la gerencia

Ahora que hemos alcanzado el apoyo de la mayoría, pedimos que la gerencia reconozca a Academy Museum Workers United. Esperamos trabajar junto con el liderazgo del museo para garantizar un contrato justo y equitativo. Tenemos mucho trabajo por delante para ayudar a consolidar los cimientos de esta nueva institución y establecer estándares de la industria para las condiciones de trabajo en las instituciones culturales de Los Ángeles.

Por favor únase a nuestros esfuerzos.

Academy Museum Workers United Organizing Committee

Forming our union is important to me because I am committed to creating a better work environment for all current and future employees at the museum.

I support forming our union because we deserve pay transparency, clearer pathways for career advancement, and a say in our workplace culture. 

Unions are workers coming together, without fear, to fight for what they deserve. I hope together we are able to work towards a workplace with our care and safety in mind.

Our union at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will lay a foundation for safer working conditions, fair and livable wages, and a stronger voice for all workers.

We believe in the Academy Museum’s mission to be radically inclusive, and we believe in our mission as staff to be of service and to be agents of positive change in our community.

Don’t you love weekends? We only have weekends thanks to unions. I wanna be part of the next big 'Weekends.'

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