Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement in support of the 150 workers at the Milwaukee Art Museum who are organizing with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 66 union:
“I am pleased to offer my support to the workers of the Milwaukee Art Museum who are undertaking a union organizing campaign with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 66. The Milwaukee Art Museum is both a local and national icon. The work these men and women do enriches our community. Their knowledge and expertise help our city showcase this world-class collection to visitors and allows the daily operations of the museum to run smoothly.
“I support the right of workers to come together in a union to have a voice in their workplace, and encourage all involved to pursue negotiations in a fair and equitable manner.