Film Forum Workers Vote Unanimously for UAW 2110 Representation
Last Friday, workers at non-profit NYC cinema Film Forum voted unanimously in favor of unionization with UAW Local 2110. Founded in 1970 in Greenwich Village, Film Forum offers a robust repertory program as well as hosting premieres of indies, international movies, and arthouse fare. A strong supermajority of workers including full- and part-time theater, facilities, administrative, programming, and publicity staff had signed cards in favor of unionization in April.
“Working through the ever-changing conditions of a pandemic is not an easy feat. Throughout many industries, workers in hourly or part-time roles, like theater staff, experienced disproportionate job loss. And when doors reopened, theater staff excitedly welcomed the public back to the movies, despite fluctuating COVID surges and variants. Representation from a union ensures safety, security, and equity in the workplace during these uncertain times,” said theater manager Claudia Francois in a release from the union. “The amount of support we’ve received from our regular patrons highlights just how vital the theater staff is to Film Forum.” Read more here and follow the Film Forum Union on Twitter.