Category: News & Updates


“A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.” —A. Philip Randolph   “Until you have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu.” —Elizabeth Warren   “The reinvention of daily life means marching off […]

CONGRATULATIONS! You Made it Happen – Your Petition was Filed!

Your election will be held!  The petition for your secret ballot election was filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) office in Region 18, Minneapolis, MN. This is a direct result of you and your co-workers standing up to say enough is enough and to demand a seat at the table. You had the […]

The Art Museum Rejects Voluntary Recognition

The museum announced to staff yesterday that they do not intend to recognize our union voluntarily, canceling a meeting planned between the union and the museum. We look forward to an election.

IAM MAM Workers Have a Right to Equity

MAM Workers have a right to equity in the workplace. It’s not up for debate. We MAM workers are proud of our jobs and of where we work, and we stand proudly together with our coworkers.  As MAM employees, we’ve dedicated ourselves to service, creativity, and hard work because we love the institution, our coworkers, […]

Financial Fairness

The ability to provide for yourself and your family always boils down to finances. You and your co-workers work hard to make MAM successful.  A negotiated union contract is the foundation for achieving financial fairness: a living wage, predictable scheduling and compensation, access to good benefits, and transparency.   All MAM staff, not just the […]

Organizing informational session meetings for non-management employees

Open to non-management MAM employees, working and furloughed, who have questions regarding the union drive   All meetings will be hosted on a BlueJeans video meeting platform   If you’d like to participate in one of the sessions, please email We will email you a link to the meeting invitation. Dates and Times Information […]

Respect & Dignity

  MAM workers are hardworking and knowledgeable. You are the heart of MAM. Every decision that management makes affects everyone in some way. Without a union contract, management can change any aspect of your working conditions at any time.  Take it or leave it. Through collective bargaining, you will have a VOICE and a VOTE […]

Campaign Update 08-17-2020

After an amazing show of support last week from both MAM workers and the community, we are continuing to build momentum and collect union authorization cards.  WE are stronger together – we want to give every MAM worker the opportunity to show their union support. Thank you to all those who have supported this effort. […]

Free College

Free College IAM

At a time when college is unaffordable for many, the IAM gives you and your family educational opportunities you may not be able to afford otherwise.  The IAM Free College Benefit makes it possible for you and your family members to earn an associate degree completely online – for FREE! We are now also offering […]