Category: News & Updates

We have a tentative agreement!

Announcing Our Tentative Agreement! In December 2021, the Bargaining Committee and the Museum Representatives finalized the first tentative agreement of our negotiation process. It has been a long process, consisting of 30 bargaining sessions over 12 months. We are excited to share our work with you. A tentative agreement is a proposed contract, which union […]

ACTION ALERT: Tell the MAM Board of Trustees to invest in its workers!

We, the workers of the Milwaukee Art Museum, voted in November 2020 for a new direction. Over the past year we have sat across the bargaining table from the Museum and it has been a slow process. We have reached the time to discuss wages, but the Museum refuses to listen to our well-researched1 case […]

Milwaukee Art Museum Workers Launch Mutual Aid Effort

Workers at the Milwaukee Art Museum have launched a mutual aid effort in order to help their co-workers impacted by COVID-related furloughs, lay-offs, and contract terminations, or who are otherwise in financial hardship. The first project of the MAM workers’ Mutual Aid Committee is to raise funds through a GoFundMe page set up to help […]


On Monday, Nov 23rd, 2020 the NLRB officially certified our Nov. 13th election results.    We could not be happier!   Solidarity Wins   Stronger Together   Courage is Contagious   CERTIFIED PDF    

Milwaukee Art Museum Workers Win Wall-to-Wall Union with the IAMAW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Alex Hoekstra, Directing Business Representative Cell: (920) 210-7754 Email: Date: November 14th, 2020   Milwaukee Art Museum Workers Win Wall-to-Wall Union with the IAMAW   Milwaukee, November 14th, 2020 –  On Friday, November 13th Milwaukee Art Museum workers overwhelmingly chose to have a voice at their workplace when they […]

We won wall-to-wall!

We won! It is with great joy that we report the results from the union election today – we won our election with 72% of the votes cast! The professional staff voted in solidarity with their non-professional co-workers and chose to form one wall-to-wall bargaining unit with the non-professional staff by 68%. This brings to […]

Milwaukee Art Museum Seeks to Circumvent Union Vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Alex Hoekstra, Directing Business Representative  Cell: (920) 210-7754 Email: Date: October 22nd, 2020 Milwaukee, October 22nd, 2020 –  On October 20th, 2020, the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) filed a request to review the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 18’s Decision and Direction of Election in an attempt to circumvent […]

Join The Wave Too!

MAM workers are not alone in their desire for a voice in how their institutions are run and in how workplace policies are crafted and carried out. The union effort at MAM is part of a larger wave of art museum organizing that is sweeping across the country. In addition to the many museums that […]

You Are The Union

By unionizing with the IAM, your voice and vote will be amplified at MAM.   We are a union where democracy is practiced and protected. As an IAM member, your participation makes a difference. ————————————————————— AS A MEMBER: You ELECT your Local Lodge Union Officers, Negotiating Committee, Stewards and International Union Leaders   You DECIDE […]