Episode 31 – #supportVAGstaff

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Episode 31 - #supportVAGstaff

The Vancouver Art Gallery workers on currently on strike (@VAGonstrike)! We spoke with long-time curator Grant Arnold about the conditions that led to the strike and how we can support VAG workers. One thing we can all do is write to the director and board chair at ksbartels@vanartgallery.bc.ca and david.calabrigo@canfor.com! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor

Canadian Union of Public Employee’s Local 15: http://www.cupe15.org/

VAG Workers Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vagonstrike/

Episode 29 – New Museum Union

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Episode 29 - New Museum Union

UNIONIZE THE ART WORLD! This week we congratulate members of the New Museum Union’s (@newmuseum_union) bargaining committee Dana Kopel (@decafdana), Lily Bartle (@hole_earth), and Alicia Graziano. They won their vote to officially joined UAW Local 2110 last week! We discuss the conditions that led them to unionize, the inadequacy of liberal feminism, suggestions for other workplaces looking to organize, and the unexpected friendships they made along the way. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor

NewMuUnion: https://newmuseumunion.org/

Lily in Jacobin: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/01/new-museum-union-uaw-art-bargaining

Martha Rosler: “‘When workers tell you they need a union, then they need a union,’ Ms. Rosler said by telephone. ‘There is no question that the labor movement is what brought us to whatever good spaces we’ve been brought to socially.'” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/arts/design/union-vote-sparks-debate-at-new-museum.html

Subscribe to Lily’s zine: http://hole.earth/

Decolonize This Place’s video from the Whitney Town Hall: https://twitter.com/decolonize_this/status/1089556316950065153

Episode 26 – Whole Worker

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Episode 26 - Whole Worker


A transcript is coming soon! Apologies for this sample rate fiasco, we messed up!  This episode we’re joined by Matthew Hunt (@TheSerpicoSide), Tyler (@fakejohnmackey), and Glamazon (@WholeWorkerWFM) the founding members/social media manager for Whole Worker, a grassroots group working to organize Whole Foods and Amazon workers. Please donate to our show and help us get our shit together: https://d.rip/artandlabor

Whole Workers’ recent demands: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oCfbBW_GZ3VpmoQz9Yo7p_Rw0NHJuMCwtZk9OfY6qzE/edit

Whole Worker Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholeworkerwfm/

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren target Amazon over labor practices: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/10/17/bernie-sanders-elizabeth-warren-target-amazon-over-labor-practices/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8b37e18f9002

Amazon workers strike in other countries: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-germany-strike/amazon-workers-strike-in-germany-joining-action-in-spain-and-poland-idUSKBN1K61OY

Journalist Brendan O’Connor is collecting Amazon worker stories: https://twitter.com/_grendan/status/1062737572676493313

John Mackey and Jeff Bezos are both fucking dumbasses: https://www.forbes.com/sites/phillempert/2017/10/17/whole-foods-mackey-versus-whole-foods-amazon-culture/#7166f6205e9d