Feb 19, 2021 | News Story

Workers Represented by IUOE Local 30 Ratify First Union Contract in Guggenheim History

New York’s Guggenheim Museum has signed a contract with its first-ever labor union, the latest in a wave of collective-bargaining agreements at museums across the US.

“Local 30 committed to these workers that we would relentlessly pursue an agreement where their talents and skills were justly recognized,” said William Lynn, business manager and financial secretary of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 30 (IUOE). “We are proud to announce today that such an agreement has been reached with the Guggenheim.”

The three-year contract covers 22 full-time staff who work in engineering, art services, preparation, and fabrication, as well as 145 on-call staff whose tasks include exhibition preparation, installation and maintenance. The agreement secures a raise of about 10 percent for covered employees, as well as annual bonuses for on-call workers. Full-time workers will now also receive health care at no cost. Read more on Artnet News and the New York Times.