Cultural workers find a voice on the job through AFSCME

By AFSCME Staff ·
Tags: Priorities

2023 marked another successful year of cultural worker organizing for our union.

Across the country, hundreds of workers from museums, libraries and other cultural institutions organized through the AFSCME Cultural Workers United (CWU) campaign for a voice on the job, fair and equitable wages, safe working conditions and more transparency and accountability from management.

Many AFSCME CWU members also ratified their first contract and enjoyed significant raises, flexible scheduling and, for the first time in their institutions’ history, secured bilingual pay and paid parental leave where there previously was none.

AFSCME represents more cultural workers than any other union, including 10,000 museum workers at 100 cultural institutions in the public and private sectors, and more than 25,000 library workers at 275 public and private libraries.

Check out this video highlighting some of AFSCME CWU’s major victories from 2023.