We are The
Art Workers Union
The security staff of the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA has formed a union. We have taken this step because we love the Frye, but if things don’t change, we’ll no longer be able to afford to work there. Most of us have degrees, but the majority of us are stuck making minimum wage, at part-time hours, with no benefits. This means Frye workers have been unable to afford rent, some of us are facing homelessness, and we’re sick of having to make impossible decisions about which bills to pay and which ones to fall behind on.
We voted unanimously to form a union so that we can have a seat at the table and a voice on the job. The CEO and Board of Trustees must meet with us and set bargaining ASAP so we can work together the make the Frye a model museum and a model employer!