Episode 56 – Art Workers Authorize Strike!

Art and Labor
Art and Labor
Episode 56 - Art Workers Authorize Strike!

While congress is on vacation after finally committing to the slightest gesture towards holding the president accountable, workers all over the country are taking power into their own hands. At General Motors in Detroit 50,000 United Auto Workers have been on strike due to contract disputes, meanwhile some of the newest UAW Local 2110 members at the New Museum announced yesterday that they have authorized a strike if their demands for a fair contract still cannot be met. Plus, even more art workers have unionized! UOVO Fine Art workers join the Teamsters Local 814 and the New Children’s Museum joins IBEW Local 465! Stay tuned to the end to hear our thoughts on Amanda Schmitt’s Appeal Against Knight Landesman and Artforum, legal fights like hers is another important way workers can fight back against abusive employers. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Latest on the Artforum case: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/amanda-schmitt-appeal-artforum-1659862?__twitter_impression=true

Amanda Schmitt’s situation in her own words: https://www.textezurkunst.de/articles/miranda-warning/

Latest on the UAW GM Strike: https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/here-s-where-things-stand-on-the-uaw-gm-strike

Rhonda Lieberman on the exploitation of identity politics: https://newrepublic.com/amp/article/154991/rich-art-museum-donors-exploit-identity-politics-launder-reputations-philanthropy?utm_content=buffer13002&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer&__twitter_impression=true

Decolonize This Place’s latest action against the Ford Foundation: https://hyperallergic.com/519794/if-they-build-it-they-will-fill-it-prison-abolitionists-protest-outside-the-ford-foundation/